Wall Colmonoy Limited (U.K.) launched a Bespoke Apprenticeship Program in order to meet the future needs of the business, develop its next generation of engineers and continue with its long-term commitments to support the local community. The company partnered with three local Colleges (Coleg Sîr Gar, Neath College and Gower College) to identify suitable candidates for the program, which started in early September 2015. Over the next four years, Wall Colmonoy will recruit four apprentices per year.

In partnership with Industry Wales and the colleges, the program has been developed based on the principles of “the traditional four-year apprenticeship” combining work-based training with college-based assessments. This provides the apprentices with the opportunity to develop the right balance of classroom and on-the-job skills and experiences needed to succeed in the workplace.

This Bespoke Apprenticeship Program was designed to introduce the apprentices to the processes and techniques used within the three key business units: Alloy Products, Precision Components and Aerobraze.