Cutwel Apprentices Web

Leading UK & Ireland Engineering Tool Supplier, Cutwel, has recently been supporting the local area by employing several apprentices over the past 18 months in a bid to help young people into work.

Cutwel are working with Bradford based ATA (Apprenticeship Training Agency), who assist Cutwel with the recruitment process and help qualify the right candidate for a role within the business. As well as Cutwel’s own development scheme for new staff which involves system and product training, they also are partnered with CMS of Batley who provide an excellent service with their tutors visiting the apprentices on site to deliver NVQ training and qualifications.

Cutwel support the apprenticeship initiative as it is a valuable first step into a working environment for young a person, which stands them in good stead for the rest of their lives. The West Yorkshire based tooling supplier would endorse an apprenticeship to anyone looking for employment as not only do they gain key skills, they also earn while they learn, receive paid holidays and have the opportunity of permanent employment afterwards. This is demonstrated at Cutwel as they feel apprentices are not only a short term solution, they are part of the team and there are high expectations of them all.

A great success story at Cutwel from their apprenticeship scheme is that two of their now fully qualified and permanent members of staff were elected to be ambassadors for The Bradford Apprenticeship Hub. Some of Cutwel’s apprentices (qualified & present) also featured in a short film for Bradford Council to demonstrate what apprenticeships can involve and the many benefits of them which will be used in future induction packs as well as being shown on a big screen at centenary square in Bradford.

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