TETRA equipment provider Sepura has announced the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme, which is designed to help develop talent for the future. The scheme, which will welcome its first apprentices in January 2013, is described as a key part of Sepura’s commitment to invest both in the growth of the business as a whole and also in the people that it needs to help secure that growth.
The Sepura Apprenticeship Programme is being run in association with Cambridge Regional College (CRC) in the UK and is focussed on training apprentice engineers in a variety of roles within the product development function.
The selected apprentices will spend four days per week at Sepura’s Cambridge headquarters, with the emphasis on gaining practical experience. They will also spend one day per week studying at CRC, consolidating this experience with the theory and knowledge which are also key aspects of an engineer’s role.
The chosen apprentices will benefit from this combination of learning opportunities within the context of one of the world’s leading players in the TETRA digital radio communications market. Sepura will also profit by the addition of fresh ideas and approaches that the apprentices will bring, thus helping to build a sustainable skilled workforce for the future.
Commenting on the Sepura Apprenticeship Programme, Gordon Watling, Sepura’s CEO, (pictured) said: ‘This programme will provide an enviable opportunity for the selected apprentices to develop their skills and to gain real-world experience. They will also be helping Sepura to design and test the future generations of market-leading digital radio solutions, so it is an excellent programme for all concerned.
‘Developing future talent is important both for the company and for the country as a whole and we are pleased to be playing our part. Having personally started out as an engineering apprentice, I am thoroughly looking forward to welcoming the apprentices in January, as they embark on what will, hopefully, be long and rewarding engineering careers,’ said Watling.