Potential apprentices to dip their toes in the water at apprenticeship event

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Apprenticeships in the spotlight at Solenis apprenticeship event


Kirklees College will, in conjunction with speciality chemicals producer for water-intensive industries Solenis, be offering their expert apprenticeship knowledge and guidance and delivering advice and information on how to apply to be an apprentice at the Solenis Apprentice Open Day.

The Open Day is scheduled for Saturday 2 March 2019 at the company’s Low Moor site in Bradford, where the company will be looking to take on nine apprentices. Potential candidates can tour the site and talk to current apprentices who joined the company over the last few years, to hear about their experiences working as apprentices whilst studying at Kirklees College.

Between 10.00am and 2.00pm, potential candidates will learn about apprenticeship opportunities in manufacturing, engineering, warehousing and administration. The Solenis Bradford site is one of the largest and most productive single-site chemical plants in the UK.

Amanda Harrison, HR Manager at Bradford, says, “Many of our employees began their careers as an apprentice and we pride ourselves on rewarding ability, talent and helping our team members achieve their potential.”

Apprenticeships present an opportunity to start a career by combining on-the-job training with study. Alice Copeman adds, “I started my apprenticeship in the laboratories at the Bradford site in September 2017. So far, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the site. Everyone is really friendly and I’ve found it very easy to settle in with the people I’m working with. Some of the work is challenging, but there are also lots of great opportunities at Solenis, like getting involved with the science lab, where local primary schools visit the site. I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship as you learn new things every day from hands-on experience and practical training, alongside going to college, and you get paid for it.”

Interested in attending the event? Just drop in on the day using Gate 3, New Works Road, Low Moor, BD12 OJZ.

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