22 Jun 2024
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PCL continues to invest in training and apprenticeships

Pneumatics specialist PCL continues to recruit apprentices in Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Since 2013, work placements and apprenticeships have been offered across its departments.

Machining Apprentice Dylan Roome joined PCL from school in 2020: “I have become competent at setting our CNC lathes to produce high and low volume components, because of this I have been chosen to train on our brand-new sliding head machine which arrived in October.”

QA Technician Evie Asquith completed a Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering as an apprentice with PCL, and is now working towards a part-time Manufacturing Engineer degree: “ I enjoy the opportunities at PCL, including courses, growth and knowledge in industry and PCL.”

Product Development Engineer Jack Gibbs came to PCL straight out of school at 16 and has since successfully completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree.

He said: “The guidance they have provided has helped me go from leaving school at 16 to becoming a degree graduate at 22, as well as developing vital engineering skills along the way.”

HR Manager Helen Waller, added: “With succession planning high on our agenda we’ve put a lot of effort into engaging with apprenticeships as part of our long-term talent strategy. For SMEs particularly it can be a challenge, but as a non-levy paying employer, receiving 95% funding from the government has gone a long way to ensuring we develop skills for the future of our business.”

For more information, visit: www.pclairtechnology.com/careers