As this week – 5th – 11th February – marks National Apprenticeship week we have taken the opportunity to introduce our newest apprentices that recently joined Miller earlier this year:
Joe is Miller’s very first trainee to undertake an apprenticeship in robotic welding since the company has substantially grown our manufacturing capabilities in this speciality. After visiting his dad’s factory when he was younger, Joe, now aged 19, was inspired to work in construction and the visit fuelled an interest in welding.
Joe said: “I am keen to learn more about welding, learning to program robots and develop my skills in this field. I’ve been impressed by the robots at Miller, and I am hoping to be an integral member of the robot team, learning the ropes as I go.”
At the age of 20, Charlie was introduced to Miller by our local training provider, TDR, and is undertaking an apprenticeship in General Welding. Charlie has always had an interest in repairing things and even had previous part time jobs involving fixing bikes and building fences.
Enjoying the friendly atmosphere at Miller, Charlie said: “I have always wanted a hands-on career and I’m looking forward to being a fully qualified fabricator and developing my skills in this industry.”
Completing a General Welding apprenticeship, Alfie – aged 19 – chose to join Miller after hearing about the company’s reputation and being impressed by our manufacturing facilities. Enjoying the welcoming atmosphere at Miller, Alfie said: “I researched the earthmoving equipment industry thoroughly before joining and it really interested me. At Miller, it has been great to learn from experienced mentors and I can’t wait to work independently on building a bucket by myself. I would eventually like to become a team leader.”
About Apprenticeships at Miller
Having ran apprentice schemes for over 38 years, Miller has a strong pedigree of talent in the business of staff who joined the company at entry level. This includes staff across all departments from manufacturing through to our support functions such as finance and admin.
We constantly evolve our training approach to ensure that our apprentices receive the highest levels of training and professional development. This year, we are working closely with our local training provider – TDR Training – to evolve the format of the course, which has seen the newest apprentices undergo an initial five-weeks of training onsite at Miller, followed by five weeks of classroom training at college. We have found this approach is helping the apprentices to gain a solid understanding of the processes as well as the theory involved in their courses.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish our newest apprentices the very best of luck as they continue their career development with Miller.
If you would like to join the Miller team, check out our vacancy page here: https://millergroundbreaking.com/about-us/careers/Go To Next Story