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08 Jul 2015

Apprentices Support Fascia’s Growth Plans

Apprentices Support Fascia’s Growth Plans

Fascia has once again partnered with Wiltshire Enterprise to take on two apprentices – both of which have taken production support roles. They have swiftly gained working knowledge of their role in the production of membrane keyboards, graphic overlays and labels, whilst also gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Star Hackett has started as a Trainee Graphic Artist and has been designing artworks for many of Fascia’s products ready for manufacturing. Star explains what attracted her to the apprenticeship at Fascia: “I liked the idea of trying something new. I was really interested in the work they do, meeting new people and also becoming part of a team.”

 Kieran Banham started as a Trainee Production Engineer, where he is quickly learning a range of relevant and key skills. These skills include an understanding of the technical aspects of the products, quoting, loading orders, scheduling and purchasing. He explained: “In a time when it can be challenging to get onto the career ladder, apprenticeships allow people to get a good footing in their industry of choice and, at the same time,  build  business contacts, gain experience, and also get a qualification that will support my future personal development plans.”

Both apprentices will be completing on-site training as well as a college course. Kieran will be completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme, whilst Star will be completing a Design Apprenticeship Programme, both of which will take approximately 12-18 months to complete. 

Our Operations Manager, Gary Knowles, adds: “The government’s approach to backing more apprenticeships has allowed us to offer the scheme to several young adults in the past, who have now entered full-time employment with Fascia after successfully completing their programmes. The main benefit of taking the apprentices on is that it allows us to mould them into Fascia team members before they start on a permanent basis.” 

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