‘Made in Gainsborough’ reveals new apprenticeship opportunities


Gainsborough engineering firms are inviting people to sign up to become their next apprentices.

So far, 13 apprenticeships have been unveiled at firms including Eminox, Wefco, Hooton Engineering, Trepko and AMP Rose.

Now they are calling on prospective candidates to express an interest in the next Apprenticeship Programme which will start in September 2019.

The town’s engineering firms teamed up with Gainsborough College and West Lindsey District Council to design a solution to secure careers for people living in the town.

Together, a new centre of excellence was developed at the college, which saw 20 learners selected to participate in the program. Over the past year, students have been developing their knowledge and skills, whilst being employed.

Former college student Paul Cook is Operations Director for Wefco and Chairman of the Made in Gainsborough Group. He said: “The Made in Gainsborough Group has already made a significant commitment to the apprenticeship programme and we are delighted to be entering our second year.

“We also welcome a number of new companies who have joined us this year. We all have job vacancies that we are passionate about filling with local people and this project demonstrates our long term commitment to the town.”

Amanda Bouttell, Senior Project and Growth Officer, Employment and Skills at West Lindsey District Council, has been working closely with businesses and the college as part of the Made in Gainsborough Group. She said: “Engineering continues to be a key sector for employment within West Lindsey and in Gainsborough in particular. The proactive approach taken by local engineering firms to train local people, is driven by the need of the businesses and has to be commended.

“More employers are now on board, which is a testament to the programme and the partnership. It is reassuring to see the Made in Gainsborough Group continues to evolve.”

For more information about the apprentice vacancies available visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. The closing date for applications is Monday 8th April 2019.