Terex Trucks enlists next wave of apprentices
Terex Trucks’ Motherwell plant enlists a cohort of fresh talent for the third consecutive year
Terex Trucks has enlisted a cohort of fresh talent for the third consecutive year, as part of its apprenticeship scheme.
The company has employed six apprentices at its manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland.
The successful candidates were whittled down from a pool of 72 applicants, and will now embark on a four-year programme of study and work experience.
“Investing in future engineers helps local employment, and is imperative to the future of Terex Trucks,” explained Audrey McMillan, HR business partner at Terex Trucks.
“Our Motherwell manufacturing facility requires engineers with specialist skills, which are becoming harder and harder to find,” she added.
The latest apprentices will complete either a craft or technician apprenticeship. They will specialise in one of the key skills required for a successful career in the industry, such as electrical engineering, CNC machine operations, welding, test engineering, tool design, and maintenance.
Terex Trucks’ apprenticeship scheme, which is now in its third year, combines on-the-job training with college studies, meaning that apprentices are able to complete nationally-recognised academic qualifications and gain work experience whilst earning a salary. The manufacturer states that participants also stand a good chance of gaining a full-time job upon completion.
“With our apprenticeship scheme, there’s no better way to ensure the future of our company – and, in turn, the industry – than by finding and training engineers ourselves,” commented McMillan.
This is the apprenticeship scheme’s first year under the direction of Volvo Construction Equipment, which purchased Terex Trucks from Terex for $160mn during the first half of 2014. The off-highway truck manufacturer’s first year of apprentices will complete their respective programmes in August 2016.