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31/01/2011

The challenge to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days has caught the attention of Myles Ball, Director of Precision engineering business, Tower Tool. With a gap for five new apprentices at the firm, Myles saw the campaign as the ideal way to extend his search for the right potential candidates. He said: “It’s a great initiative to bring the benefits of Apprenticeships to employers and to the people they recruit.”

Tower Tool has been taking apprentices on for 16 years and with four Leicester College apprentices already employed at the Wigston-based company, they form a big part of their workforce. Myles said: “Apprenticeships have been a real success story for us in building a skilled workforce to enable us to compete. And for the apprentices, an Apprenticeship is a passport to a well-paid career.

“We want to find five people with the right attitude and enthusiasm to take up the exciting challenge of an Apprenticeship. We are looking for one IT apprentice, up to three for toolmaking and one in Computer Aided Design and draughting skills. These are rare opportunities for exceptional candidates.

“With such experience and qualifications, the apprentices will be in high demand and with a lifetime of good pay and interesting work ahead,” added Myles. “An apprentice can go on to study for further qualifications and even an engineering degree. And with several of our older employees looking to retire in the coming year, our apprentices can see there are opportunities to progress at Tower Tool.”