October's instalment of The Editor's Pick saw guest editor Dave Wheatley (Sales Director from Wickens Engineering) speak with 3 industry leaders from the Made in Group about their latest company news.
As that week's Guest Editor, Dave was able to select any recent news stories from the Made in Group membership, and decided to speak with Paul Hodgetts from In-Comm Training, David Alexander from Lander Tubular Products and Robin Hartley-Willows from FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics to discuss the latest in manufacturing.
Here we are focusing on the segment of the episode in which we heard from In-Comm Training's Sales Manager. Based in the West Midlands, In-Comm is one of the UK’s leading providers of apprenticeships and training
Dave was keen to find out more from Paul about an article posted on In-Comm's microsite recently titled "200 apprenticeships up for grabs as In-Comm Training opens hotline for A-level and GCSE students".
In-Comm Training, which operates three Technical Academies in Aldridge, Telford and Shrewsbury, has seen a massive surge in the number of companies investing in vocational learning and currently has 201 vacancies available - the most at any time in its 40-year history.
This means there are lots of ready-made career opportunities for students receiving their A-level and GCSE grades, but unfortunately the news is getting lost or a lack of informed career advice is resulting in young people taking the ‘perceived easier option’ and opting for a course that later blocks them from obtaining their desired apprenticeship.
Watch the full episode back here or watch the individual clip below!