Equipment specialist invests in next generation of engineers by taking on its first two apprentices
REINFORCING their commitment to investing in the next generation of engineers, PowerX Equipment have taken on their first two apprentices. Theo Onisha (left of photo) has joined the company as a junior design engineer, and Harvey Pinhorne (right of photo) has joined as a junior engineer - crushing and screening (Powerscreen).
The two positions were advertised on the Government’s National Apprenticeship Scheme website. Matt Dare (centre of photo), PowerX Equipment’s operations manager, said: ‘I was introduced to apprenticeship levy account manager Paul Bates, who was a great support and put the wheels in motion for recruitment. We had a lot of interest and received 38 applications.
‘Our initial selection process gave us six applicants for each position, which was then narrowed down to three. Theo and Harvey were the two successful candidates, having shown enthusiasm for and commitment to a career in engineering. We are looking forward to working with them and watching them develop their skills in the industry.’