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Michelin opens apprenticeship programme applications


Michelin has opened applications for its annual apprenticeship programme at its Stoke-on-Trent site.

The company has five places available for trainees in its 2019 intake, with roles in engineering and business administration.

The scheme’s aim is to provide a defined route for people to progress into senior leadership roles, with a number of former apprentices now at managerial and directorial level.

left to right – Lewis Clay, business admin apprentice, Andrew French, director of services and solutions for commercial vehicles, Ashley Summerfield, business admin apprentice, Emily Masterson, engineering apprentice, Rob Hewitt, HR manager of the Stoke industrial site and Helen Ratcliff, marketing director.

These include Rob Hewitt, HR manager of the Stoke industrial site, Andrew French, director of services and solutions for commercial vehicles and Helen Ratcliff, marketing director.

Ratcliff started her administration apprenticeship within the engineering department at the factory, gaining experience across the business while building up a string of professional qualifications.

She said: “I was attracted to the apprenticeship scheme as it offered a wide range of development and career opportunities within a multi-national, highly reputable company, with one of the strongest worldwide brands.

“Since then I have gained multiple qualifications including a BTEC, marketing degree and post graduate marketing qualifications, whilst also working in various roles including, customer service, sales, key account management and marketing.”

Emily Masterson, 18, is an engineering apprentice in her second year at Michelin and joined the company after a work experience programme, “I came to Michelin for work experience in maintenance engineering, which is the role I do now.

“It’s interesting, hands-on work and I like the fact I am working and learning, developing new skills from experienced engineers while gaining my BTEC qualifications.”

More details about the Michelin apprenticeships can be found here.