08/02/2021

Supply Chain apprentices achieve 100% pass rate in End Point Assessment

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The Process Manufacturing department is celebrating its Supply Chain apprentices achieving fantastic results in their End Point Assessments.

The apprentices have completed their Level 2 Supply Chain and Warehouse Operator and Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner qualifications. Working with our employer partners, such as Timothy Wood, Paxman Cooling, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, Kautex Textron, Solenis and Buy It Direct, all of the apprentices passed their End Point Assessment with one achieving a distinction overall. These outstanding results are a testament to the effort and commitment both the apprentices and employers have shown.

The supply chain sector, especially warehousing, has had to overcome some difficult obstacles due to the current climate. The apprentices have taken on additional responsibilities, worked different hours and adapted to new procedures to adhere to Covid-19 regulations, as some are customer-facing. They have also had to overcome personal challenges, including living with relatives with Covid-19 and being furloughed in some instances. 

All the Process Manufacturing apprenticeships have been completed at the college’s specialist Process Manufacturing Centre. This employer-led centre offers industry standard facilities, including a processing plant with automated production line and chemistry lab.

Alex Domun, Trainer Assessor for Logistics and Supply Chain courses at Kirklees College, said:

“I am very proud of my apprentices and the results they have achieved given the circumstances we have all had to face since March last year.”

Sam Duffy, Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse apprentice who achieved a distinction in his End Point Assessment, said:

“I have received lots of support from Kirklees College. My tutor is very experienced in warehousing so he has been able to resolve any issues I have and guide me through my assessment.”

Speaking about his experience, Gurjit Natt, Level 3 Supply Chain Practitioner apprentice, said:

“With an apprenticeship you get all three things you need for a great start to your career – experience, qualifications and money. It’s a brilliant choice.”

For more information about apprenticeships at Kirklees College, visit www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships/national-apprenticeship-week.

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