Despite receiving two engineering apprenticeship job offers, only for them to be withdrawn when the Covid pandemic hit, Yunus Esakjee was determined to stick with his preferred industry choice and training route.
The Black Country Skills Factory – a Ladder for the Black Country stakeholder – and Black Country Careers Hub have secured two venues to offer work experience to young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, in the form of a pop-up shop.
Global aerospace and defence supplier Apollo Aerospace Components is looking to take on a customer service apprentice under the Ladder programme.
For more than a dozen years, Ladder for the Black Country partner The Apprenticeship Works, part of the BCTG Group, has built up excellent relationships with employers, including MSC Industrial Supply based in Wednesbury.
Visitors to Ladder for The Black Country partner Juniper Training’s head office wonder if they are seeing double as twin apprentices Hannah and Sophie Keeling greet them.
PTP Training has supported ex-trainee Leighton Roberts into an apprenticeship with Mercia Lifting Gear in Willenhall.