Yorkshire Packaging Systems is championing the positive impact of apprentices with three new hires ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.
The recruits include Jake Martin, George Reed-Hill, and Kieron Karluty; all three join YPS’ Service Engineer Apprenticeship programme. In light of Jake’s success – following two years on the programme – the latest additions George and Kieron, represent an expansion of the scheme and an investment in the service department at Dewsbury-based YPS.
As the country embraces the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week, designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy, award-winning YPS is looking at the contributions of its own new starters.
Working alongside a team of experienced engineers at YPS workshop, the programme involves learning the ins-and-outs of the award-winning firm’s shrink wrapping machines. Their work includes a variety of customer on-site visits at several well-known clients, many operating in the drinks industry. YPS is confident that by investing in apprentices it can future-proof its business while supporting young professionals seeking a diverse job in a fast-paced industry.
With a qualification from Hull Technical College, George brings a Level 3 in Electrical Engineering and a 17th Edition in wiring regulations. Jake and Kieron both attend Bradford College, working towards achieving industry recognised accreditations. As well as servicing and maintaining YPS’ state-of-the-art equipment, all three apprentices have been involved with a large number and variety of installations, including some multi-million pound contracts.
Glyn Johnson, MD of YPS, said: “These apprenticeships are part of YPS’ commitment to investing in the future. We’re absolutely delighted with the progress Jake, George and Kieron have been making – National Apprenticeship Week is a fitting time to reflect on their fantastic achievements.
“We’re thrilled with the valuable contributions they have already made, they bring new a fresh perspective which we find invaluable. Alongside their learning at Bradford College, we’re proud to be offering the next generation structured real-world, practical experience at YPS.”