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National recognition for Finning apprenticeships

Finning apprentices

Caterpillar dealer earns place in government-led Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers league

FINNING UK and Ireland have been awarded a national accolade for their outstanding apprenticeship programmes, scooping a place in the government-led Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers.

The UK’s exclusive distributor of Cat machines and products was ranked 38 in the league table and is one of just a handful of companies from the engineering and construction industries that earned a place on the list.

More than 400 organizations from across the country fought for a place in the league table, including large national employers such as HMRC, The British Army, Sainsbury’s, and M&S. The top 100 companies were announced in a live broadcast by the National Apprenticeship Service in October.

Finning’s accolade was in recognition of the variety of apprenticeships that the company offers. They have an established four-year apprenticeship programme which recruits budding engineers for their Equipment Solutions and Energy & Transportation divisions.

Diversity is one of the core criteria considered for the ranking. The intake this year includes the highest number of female recruits so far, with four of the 11 new apprentices being women.

Finning also partner with training providers across the country to deliver other apprenticeship programmes, such as team leading, health and safety, HR, supply chain and business administration, providing existing staff with opportunities to progress within the organization.

‘This is a huge achievement for Finning and well-deserved recognition of the work we’ve done to help develop existing staff as well as the next generation of engineers,’ said Marsha Myles, apprenticeship programme manager at Finning.

Chloe Harris, currently in her fourth year of the apprenticeship programme, added: ‘This is a first-class scheme for young people. Finning offer lots of opportunities both during and after the apprenticeship to develop skills and knowledge. The support both in the workshop and in the academy is outstanding.’

The Finning engineering apprenticeship recruitment programme will open once again for applications in January 2021.

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