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Engineering firm reveals apprentice drive


Engineering firm reveals apprentice drive

The Sheffield Telegraph reports that Sheffield Forgemasters (SFIL) has taken on its latest batch of engineering trainees.

SFIL is set to train just under 70 apprentices in the next 12 months, with the majority of those signing up for the scheme still involved in education.

However, 17 of the recruits will join the apprenticeships scheme following graduation from schools and colleges.

Commenting on the success of the initiative, Graham Honeyman, chief executive for SFIL, claimed it had promoted engineering as a viable career option.

"We offer our apprentices a great opportunity to pursue rewarding careers with a forward thinking company that they may not have otherwise had the opportunity to embrace," he said.

SFIL was recently granted the National Apprenticeship Awards Employer of the Year award.

Last month, a Journal Live report revealed that business heads in the north-east of the country sought financial incentives to encourage firms to take on apprentices.