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Growth in demand sees Don-Bur create apprentice roles

Don-Bur will be taking on 15 new engineering apprentices in 2021 as part of a long-term commitment to develop and retain critical skills at its large commercial trailer manufacturing plant in Stoke-on-Trent.

The firm – which has seen a significant growth in demand, particularly for its double deck trailers – has already adopted eight hand-picked apprentices this year who demonstrated the willingness and potential to grow within the business, but Don-Bur is keen to take this further, working together with NSEG Training Association.

Apprenticeships, from initial training up to and including Technician level 3 and Graduate level 4 schemes, are vitally important to offer career stability and planned, structured growth for a wide variety of individuals seeking self-improvement. The schemes provide a valuable platform to provide a long-term partnership that will benefit both Don-Bur and apprentices alike.

A production capacity increase, in response to significant growth in demand, will see Don-Bur create more apprentice roles / Picture: Don-Bur


Lisa Blake, human resources manager at Don-Bur, said: “Engineering and manufacture rely on skilled associates who may not be readily available without training. The new apprenticeship partnership with NSEG gives us a unique, tailored apprenticeship programme that not only identifies high potential candidates but encourages an excellent retention rate after graduation.”

Paul Williams, leader at NSEG, added: “As a prime provider to Don-Bur, we pride ourselves on our abilities to tailor individual learning plans, highlight opportunities and support the apprentices throughout the scheme.”

Apprentices completing each level will acquire a recognised qualification as well as having developed valued skills which will generate greater career prospects and remain with them throughout their working life.

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