Fred Pope Engineering Services Ltd are based in Swanage, Dorset and specialise in producing high quality machined and fabricated items in a range of metals.
They work in many sectors including construction, medical, defence, restoration and sport offering services including CNC milling and CNC turning, reverse engineering, project and product development.
The two apprentices attended The College one day each week to get a solid grounding in engineering, including learning basic machining and key topics such as Health and Safety and Legislation. For the remaining four days they trained their apprentices in the real work environment, to their standards. It meant the apprentices were exposed to real situations and real problems.
The apprentices have shown a real commitment and at least one will continue onto the Higher National Certificate providing an opportunity to recruit new apprentices in the future.
Apprenticeships are a two-way thing. If you’re looking for low cost employment option there are other ways of doing that.If you want to further your company and grow it, and also offer genuine opportunities in your industry, then Apprenticeships are the way to do it.”