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Avery Weigh-Tronix's search for next apprentice will continue

19 October 2012

Avery Weigh-Tronix has recruited 10 apprentice service technicians as part of its apprenticeship initiative. The company intends to offer this opportunity on an ongoing basis, by taking new apprentices on each year for the foreseeable future.

The 2-3 year program offers people across the UK the chance to develop new skills in the repair and maintenance of weighing equipment. The course combines a mixture of on the job training with formal academic learning.

Peter Branston, general manager for Service at Avery Weigh-Tronix, commented, “We’re very pleased to be able to run the apprenticeship scheme. In doing so, we’re not only investing in the future of Avery Weigh-Tronix by harnessing new talent, we’re also supporting the demand for a new generation of skilled technicians in the UK.”

As well as receiving product specific training, apprentices will be assigned a senior mentor, enabling them to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the company’s 200-strong team of experienced service technicians.

Mike Scott, general manager of Avery Weigh-Tronix, added, “Having started my own career as an apprentice, I believe that apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and practical workplace experience while also being paid a salary.”

“As a company with a long history in the UK, we recognise the importance of on-going training and investing in people. The apprenticeship scheme is a positive investment in the future ofAvery Weigh-Tronix and the wider economy.”

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