Eurocell has initiated a technical apprentices scheme alongside its successful in-house Management Development Programme in order to underwrite a talent base for the future and ensure its leadership training is balanced across all workplace disciplines. The first tranche of apprentices will spend a year in customer services before moving on to two years in design engineering; while others will be spread throughout the company and in divisions such as Merritt Plastics, the recycling arm.
“Planning for the long term is crucial if we are to continue our success and nothing can be more important than training young people in the skills that we will need in the future. We have designed programmes that will attract talented young people into the business and train them according to the needs of each department and the business as a whole.
These programmes will enable the apprentices to learn skills quickly and so make a significant contribution to the business”, says David Leighton-Berry, National Training Co-ordinator.
The Management Development Programme is delivered over a nine-month period, the course covers essential management skills, teams and team performance, personal effectiveness and presentation skills. Two further courses have also been developed in association with the company’s major training provider, Maguire Training.
Level Two is for managers with a few years’ experience who are looking to build upon their skills and experience to further develop and improve their managerial abilities. Level Three is for experienced managers looking to take their skills to the next level and develop a more strategic approach to management.