Poeton pioneers brand new NVQ for apprenticeship scheme
By Sarah Wood
Apprentices at Poeton Gloucester will have the opportunity to be among the first to undertake a brand new NVQ specific to the surface treatment industry.
The company, which is actively seeking its next intake of apprentices to begin in September, is offering the scheme in conjunction with Gloucestershire College.
The new NVQ modules have been developed in a bid to provide the best possible training to those working for the surface treatment specialists, with two apprentices having completed the modules in 2020.
Darren Burge, managing director of Poeton Industries, said: "Apprenticeships have always been a key part of Poeton, with the first group of apprentices coming through the ranks in the early 1980s.
"As a business, we have been able to reap the benefits of the additional skills developed through the programme and will continue to provide these opportunities in the future."
The new Level 3 NVQ modules include Finishing Materials by Applying Coatings by Electroless Nickel Plating and Carrying out Thermal Spraying Activities. These modules cover two of the company's most advanced processes and will help the apprentices combine classroom theories with the practical requirements of applying the coatings.
Emma Shaw, group head of HR, said: "It's an exciting time to be joining Poeton, as we're busy expanding into new markets with our cutting-edge solutions. The scheme allows our apprentices to develop a thorough understanding of our industry, and as well as gaining a formal qualification, it provides a fantastic stepping stone into a career at Poeton."
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