Aerospace company sees sky-high value of trainees
ALCOA Howmet recognises that to stay at the forefront of their sector, they need suitably skilled and qualified staff.
The company manufactures products for the aerospace industry at its factory on the Sowton Industrial Estate.
Working with Exeter College, they see the apprenticeship scheme as a key way to develop talent and currently have six apprentices honing their skills on a daily basis on the shop floor with fully skilled engineers.
Fiona Parsons, from the National Apprenticeship Service, said: "It's great to have Alcoa Howmet supporting apprenticeships and the company's ongoing commitment is testament to the benefits that it can bring to an organisation in developing young people who could be our senior managers of the future."
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Alcoa also offers graduate opportunities for those who have followed an engineering discipline as part of their studies, creating opportunities for apprentices to further develop their skills and become even better equipped for a career in engineering. Sam Hollis is an ex-apprentice who is now undertaking a full engineering degree on a part-time basis.
He said: "Having completed an advanced apprenticeship with Exeter College, I progressed onto the foundation degree with them and am now on a full engineering degree at the University of the West of England. Alcoa Howmet have supported me every step of the way and I am looking forward to continuing to develop my career with them."
Recognising the need to promote careers in engineering to young people, Alcoa Howmet is working with Exeter College to look at a range of activities within schools to show how engineering has evolved.
Cindy Penney, HR manager at Alcoa Howmet Exeter, said: "As an organisation we actively look at all areas of the business and consider work experience, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities crucial to the ongoing development of the company."