Wakefield College enter new partnership with OE Electrics
Tuesday, 21 August, 2018
Electrical manufacturer OE Electrics has established a partnership with Wakefield College to offer two engineering apprenticeships to local students and is confident this will be the first of many apprenticeship opportunities to be offered through the partnership.
The official start date for the apprentices will be confirmed for the start of the college year in September, but the two students, Lewis Phillips and Dominik Keeler, have already started their induction at OE Electrics to get a feel for the work, the company, and to get to know the team.
The one-year apprenticeship constitutes mostly practical study on site at OE Electrics, where the students will be supervised by Engineering Manager, Jason Teasdale, who has been working in engineering since 1990. In addition, the apprentices will study one day per week at Wakefield College working towards their level 2 engineering certificate.
The partnership has been facilitated by OE Electrics Operations Manager, Richard Durr, who said: “We’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while and we now have the resources to really make it work. I think this is the beginning of a great programme and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Janine Sibson from Wakefield College said of the partnership: “Wakefield College are delighted to be working in partnership with OE Electrics as they recruit their first apprentices. I am looking forward to our continued relationship and assisting further as future apprenticeship opportunities become available.”
Group Managing Director for OE Electrics, David Masters, added: “With our move into new premises last year, we now have an opportunity to work more closely with the local community. Janine and Wakefield College have been fantastic and we are excited to continue this relationship and offer more apprenticeships with the college in a variety of business areas going forward."
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DATE: 21 August, 2018