Training provider lifts Leighton into apprenticeship

Apr 1, 2022 | News

Leighton Roberts
PTP Training has supported ex-trainee Leighton Roberts into an apprenticeship with Mercia Lifting Gear in Willenhall.

After school Leighton enrolled onto a traineeship programme with PTP and the programme enabled him to gain work experience and build employability skills in preparation for the next step in his career as an apprentice.

Founded in 1982 to provide specialised lifting services to an ever more sophisticated client base, Mercia recently celebrated 40 years in business. Mercia have always looked to provide the best value available to its clients, ranging from refurbishment of existing lifting plant, through to development of and manufacture of bespoke new equipment solutions including maintenance programmes.

Mercia’s current offering includes Mercia Industrial Doors, Mercia ElectroMec, Mercia Electrical Solutions and Mercia Lifting Equipment.

Jamie Fereday, service manager for Mercia Lifting Equipment and once a PTP engineering apprentice himself, has taken on Leighton as an apprentice crane engineer servicing customer needs. Leighton will be undertaking the Level 3 Apprenticeship in maintenance and operations engineering technician, following in Jamie’s footsteps within the high value engineering sector.


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