The apprenticeship program will be run in partnership with AMRC.
Apprentices will spend their first 6 months predominately at AMRC completing the technical support certificate that includes the NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations. After 6 months training at AMRC they will then come to Cooper and Turner, 4 days a week and remain on a day release at AMRC. Our apprentices will then spend approximately 3 months in each area of the business, as shown below, learning about the department and what effect it has on the company. In each department they will have a mentor who will guide them through their time in that department.
On completion of the three month training each apprentice will have a performance review to discuss what they have enjoyed about their training and what they haven’t. The mentors will help guide the apprentices into which career path they think is most suited to their ability; skill and needs of the company.
A quote from the Managing Director Anthony Brown who supports the drive to employ apprentices:
“Apprenticeships are fantastic for Cooper and Turner.
It’s hard to recruit high-quality experienced engineers who have the specific skills the company requires, so we find it’s often preferable to employ young apprentices.
We can train them specifically in our way of doing things, which is great for the company’s needs, and also helps them to fit in nicely.
We find apprentices stay loyal to the company, almost without exception, as nearly all of them we have employed are still with us today.
By using apprentices we are also, in conjunction with the local college, training young people to a high standard, which in turn, raises the skills bar of the local workforce.”
The combined forces of the Cooper and Turner and MBW means that the ‘Group’ has been at the forefront of structural bolting manufacture for more than 160 years.
Cooper & Turner has a long history of supplying tunnel bolts to the mining and tunnelling industry.
We manufacture a complete range of track fasteners for the rail market. The quality and diversity of this product makes them suitable for the world’s railways.
We manufacture, stock & distribute highly engineered petro-chemical grade studbolt assemblies and fasteners for critical applications in the petro chemical and processing Industries.
MBW offers a full service to ‘Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM's) from straightforward manufacture and supply to complete Direct Line Feed (DLF) solutions.
Cooper & Turner Ltd and MBW Ltd have more than 25 years experience of manufacturing and exporting product globally.