Food manufacturer Santa Maria has been working with MK College for several years to recruit and train apprentice engineers and develop their workforce for the future.
MK College helped with recruiting their previous apprentice and after having such a good experience, they have since taken on another apprentice through the College.
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Neil Lazenbury, the Maintenance Coordinator at Santa Maria, says, “Communication is excellent; the team are very quick to answer queries and keep us up-to-date with any changes.
“The training officer overseeing our apprentice is in constant communication and is helping both the apprentice and the company, coaching us both along the way.
Neil describes the structure of the course their apprentice is working through as very similar to the apprenticeship style from the past.
“The course is balanced well and this is reflected in the positive attitude of the apprentice during his work placement days.”
He added, “To any employers considering taking on an apprentice, I’d recommend getting in touch with MK College to let them know what you require. The level of candidates is very good and the college are very helpful throughout the process.”
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