Engineering apprenticeships

Promac Group has recruited two new apprentices to its in-house engineering and customer support team.

Promac Group’s service and support offer includes through-life machinery support and machinery reconditioning and refurbishment services, delivered by 12 external and five internal technicians.

With National Apprentice Week 2017 taking place on March 6-10, Promac announced the appointment of two new apprentices to its programme, Daniel Foster and William Gilsenan.

Joe Hague, managing director, Promac Group said: “The competition out there for enthusiastic, skilled and committed people is fierce. Apprenticeships offer us a way of not only recruiting the very best people for our organisation but also equipping them through formal and on-the-job training, to support us in offering our customers exceptional service and support.”

Joining the business in the autumn, William aged 17 and Daniel aged 18, admitted that their introduction to the business had been accompanied by a steep learning curve.

“It is pretty daunting when you come in. I joined straight from sixth form and had no real background in engineering,” Daniel said.

“But you get to know the basic principles quickly. Once you get hydraulics and pneumatics, everything else really builds off that.”

William and Daniel will each complete a four-year programme including classroom based theory as well as practical training, before qualification as fully-fledged Promac technicians.