National Apprentice Week Signals Graduation Success For Keiron!

New year, new engineer! We are thrilled to announce that our youngest team member Keiron Luty has graduated from his apprenticeship programme with flying colours, right on cue for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 (3rd – 9th Feb)!

Keiron joined YPS in late 2016 as a fresh-faced student at Bradford College studying Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In a little over three years, with the academic support of Raymond Lang, the Employability Skills Manager at City Training Services, and the practical support of our in-house engineering team at YPS, Keiron has become an accomplished, knowledgeable and highly skilled engineer by nature; and now by name too! With his new official title as ‘Service Engineer’ now confirmed, Keiron is already busy carrying out machinery installations and services at our customer’s sites across the country, as well as undertaking machine refurbishments in our workshop.

We are delighted to report that in only a matter of days on the job, our customers are heaping great praise on our latest engineer! Following Keiron’s visit, P. Johnson, Lead Engineer at Seawhites of Brighton said ‘This was by far the most complete service we’ve had on this machine…Keiron was very thorough and the machine works far better now.’

Keiron himself says: ‘I’d recommend an apprenticeship to any young person aspiring to be an engineer. It’s a brilliant, hands-on way to learn that gives you more experience and skills than textbook learning alone ever could. I’m really grateful to Raymond at City Training Services for all his guidance and to YPS for the opportunity to join their brilliant team! I’m proud of what I’ve already achieved and I’m raring to get started as a full-time service engineer!’

Keep up the good work Keiron!

So what is National Apprenticeship Week? It’s an annual initiative to encourage companies across the UK to take on apprentices and also to champion the contribution these promising young workers make to our businesses and economy. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Look Beyond’. At YPS we don’t need much convincing! We are already looking beyond, into the not-so-distant future, with a plan to recruit a new apprentice this September with the help once again of City Training Services. This will present a rewarding opportunity for a youngster with an enthusiasm for engineering to explore their passion in our growing and well-respected company. The lucky candidate will have a chance to follow in the trailblazing footsteps of Keiron and also our first apprentice Jake Martin (winner of the coveted PPMA Apprentice of the Year Award in 2017) learning all the ins and outs of wrapping machinery! Watch this space…

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