TBS Engineering celebrates tenth anniversary of apprenticeship scheme with enhanced intake

Gloucester based TBS Engineering is encouraging more young people to get involved in the engineering industry by expanding the intake on the tenth anniversary of its apprenticeship scheme.

As part of National Apprenticeship Week (6-12 February), TBS is showcasing its successful apprenticeship scheme which aims to help more young people get into the engineering industry.

This year’s theme is “Skills for Life” – reflecting how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and help businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future. 

TBS Engineering, located at Gloucester Business Park in Brockworth, is recruiting up to six new apprentices to help drive the company’s growth, with an open day set to take place on 22 February. 

Since its inception in 2013, the scheme has seen nine apprentices successfully complete the full programme, taking on permanent positions at TBS as Machinists, Design Engineers, Technicians and in Supervisory roles. The apprentices have had to opportunity to travel internationally to assist customer installations, along with one transferring to the US. A further seven apprentices are currently progressing through the programme in years 1-4. 

The four-year engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship begins with an initial year full time at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), a specialist training facility for the Engineering sector, that TBS has partnered since 2015. GET then support years 2-4 through day release and work-based assessments. 

TBS is committed to investing in talent, showing the next generation that manufacturing and engineering are growing, innovative industries they can be part of and prosper in. The company will also be developing links with local schools to increase awareness of apprenticeships and its presence as a local employer. 

Managing Director, David Longney at TBS Engineering said: “I started my working life as an engineering apprentice, so I know first-hand that apprenticeships are a fantastic way for people to earn while they learn in a professional and hands-on environment. I’m proud that our scheme has created a stream of successful and skilled individuals who have gone into permanent positions, giving them skills for life.” 

For more information and to book your place on the Apprentice Open Day go to https://www.tbseng.co.uk/contact/apprenticeships/. 

About TBS

TBS Engineering is the world leader in producing automated machinery for the lead acid battery industry. TBS develops and supplies machines that go on to produce millions of batteries that power the world’s biggest names in automotive engineering. 

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Megan Tidbury