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Manufacturing Apprenticeship Scheme - Earn, Learn and Qualify.

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Scheme - Earn, Learn and Qualify. Manufacturing apprentice. Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products DivisionThe quest to find and retain skilled machinists and engineers is harder than ever with Eurozone countries experiencing their lowest ever levels of unemployment.

Instrumentation Products Division Europe (IPDE) and Parker globally recognizes that providing competitive benefits is just one factor in achieving this. To develop a high performing and stable workforce we must engender the right values and behaviours coupled with a shared vision, supported by solid strategies and delivered through engaging leadership. But what about beyond this?

Apprentices will define and deliver our future.

In 2017, IPDE introduced its apprenticeship scheme aimed at attracting and developing the finest mechanical engineering apprentices in our regions, who will define and deliver our future for many years to come.

A mechanical apprenticeship within IPDE affords talented people the opportunity to ‘earn, learn and qualify’ and also prepares the foundations for a fantastic career in one of the world’s most successful organizations.

“Having worked with various apprenticeship schemes in my previous roles, I was keen to introduce this scheme into IPDE so that we can develop and grow our own talent from within. It also enables us to protect our business for the future as our most skilled professionals move into retirement.”

Andrew Spivey, General Manager of Parker Instrumentation Products Division Europe.

Former apprentices have made impressive progress.

IPDE has a strong track record of developing people through previous apprenticeship schemes. Former apprentices have made impressive progress in the organization and currently hold roles such as Division Supply Chain Manager; Production Manager; Lean Manager; Deputy Production Manager; Value Stream Champion; Senior Quality Engineer and Design Engineer.

Neil Shapland, Materials, Planning and Production Manager at IPDE, who began his career with Parker as a manufacturing apprentice 24 years ago, worked within several key areas including value stream manager roles and planning and production manager. He believes that his apprenticeship and the skills he learnt stood him in ideal ground to progress within the organization. He said:

"I am passionate about the manufacturing apprenticeship programme and the positive impact it will have on the business as a whole. I believe it provides the ideal opportunity to nurture and develop first class engineers, our next top manufacturing leaders and committed team members of the future."

Neil Shapland, Materials, Planning and Production Manager at Parker Instrumentation Products Division Europe.

Learn more about career programs at Parker and contact us to discuss your career path.

 

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Scheme - Earn, Learn and Qualify. Michelle Liney, Group HR Manager, Parker Hannifin, Instrumentation Products Division.Article contributed by Michelle Liney, Group HR Manager, Instrumentation Products Division Europe of Parker Hannifin. 

 

 

 

 

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