Saftronics are very proud of the apprenticeship scheme that we run. We have a long history of recognising talent within the business and nurturing this by offering training and opportunities for career progression. Many of our senior management team, and even directors, started as apprentices themselves. We have welcomed a cohort of school leavers, who will spend 3-5 years gaining skills at our headquarters in Leeds. Through the apprenticeship programme, they will receive hands-on experience on the shop floor, in electrical design, software and tendering as well as receiving mentoring from experts across the business.
This real-world experience will be supplemented with a specialist industry accredited course at Leeds College that the apprentices will attend to learn all aspects of engineering.
Jonathan Robinson, Technical Lead said “We support our apprentices every step of the way. From the very start, they receive on-the-job training in the workshop and gain experience in real-world working environments. They’re guided through their studies and given the chance to put the theory they’re learning into practice at every available opportunity.
A competency framework folder will be issued with tasks and measures for completion through each stage.
Internal and external
You will have access to a college course tutor who will help you to use your theoretical learning in practical projects in the workplace.
You will also be allocated a Saftronics mentor throughout your training and have review meetings at the end of each stage to check your progress and to give you an opportunity to feedback.
You will be allotted 1 day a week to attend a local college. You will usually enrol on a electrical and mechanical engineering apprenticeship typically leading to a Higher National Diploma (HND). The course is fully funded and comprises of theoretical and practical coursework with time off for formal examinations. The course lasts 4 years.
3 months prior to finishing the 4 year apprenticeship we meet to discuss areas in the business that you would like to progress in for your chosen career. Where possible, candidates who have excelled, would be offered a permanent position.