What More invests in future of employees with apprenticeship scheme
Published: 5 September 2019 - Kiran Grewal
What More UK are investing in the future of employees and young adults in education through funding apprenticeship and NVQ courses at their Altham-based warehouse site.
A number of their existing employees, including James Howell and Alex Graham, have recently completed their NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performance Engineering Operations. Two young adult learners, William Moat and Izaak Holden are close to completing their respective courses.
Mr Moat, who is finishing off his NVQ Extended Diploma for Engineering with a focus on tool maintenance, commented: “What More UK have provided a fantastic learning opportunity for me, and many others. It’s very telling of a company when they invest in the progression of their employees and I feel very proud to now be nearing the end of my chosen course with them. We all received a £50 voucher for Sutcliffe Tools on completion of our courses, little things like this really make you feel appreciated. I would definitely recommend working at Wham to any young person in education who wants to make an earning while learning!”
Mr Holden, Apprentice in Manufacturing, added: “When I first started at Wham I didn’t have a clue what I was doing! I have shadowed people along the way and picked up the trade. They’ve let me do a lot of independent work as well, once they knew I could do it myself, which has improved my skills a lot. I really hope to be staying on here when my apprenticeship comes to an end; the company have helped me grow and learn a lot.”
What More UK are continuing to invest in the future of their employees and have recently welcomed Matthew Ingham – a 2nd generation family member – to their team. Matthew’s father is one of What More’s key engineers with 20 years’ service.