Reflecting government statistics highlighting an increase in apprenticeships between 2011 and 2012, Saint-Gobain PAM’s specialist apprenticeship schemes are proving popular with the engineers of the future.
Saint-Gobain PAM currently has five young people undertaking its technical design and engineering apprenticeship scheme. Jack Jenderko, 16, combines his basic engineering skills qualification at Telford College of Arts and Technology with his apprenticeship training at the company’s Telford manufacturing site.
Jack commented: “Since joining Saint-Gobain PAM UK as a maintenance apprentice, I am relishing the opportunities and challenges I have been given. I have joined a busy workshop that manages a range of engineering tasks. I come to the factory once a week, where I am able to put my skills into practice. I have been involved with numerous schemes, some of which are World Class Manufacturing projects. One of the first I undertook was a lighting project, replacing an old lighting system with a new, energy-efficient one. Not only did I gain a lot of knowledge from this project, but also a great sense of achievement. I have learned a lot from the people around me at Saint-Gobain PAM UK. It is also good to be able to speak to other apprentices and learn from their experiences.”