Fifteen ACE Winches apprentices are celebrating their graduation after completing a four-year Modern Apprenticeship with the company.
The Apprenticeship Programme at the Banffshire-based company was set up over 20 years ago to provide a succession of young talent to the company, with more than 100 trainees completing their apprenticeships over the period.
The company has been working in collaboration with ITCA, spanning over 15 years, in the delivery of its three Modern Apprenticeship Programmes in Craft, Technical and Business.
June Jones, ITCA Managing Director, commented: “ITCA are proud to have been the provider of choice for Engineering and Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeships (MA) at ACE Winches since the inception of the MA frameworks in 2002.
“It has been our pleasure to help to develop and train their young workforce over the past 15 years and assist them to grow and nurture their home grown talent.
“As with any apprenticeship it is a three-cored strand with the apprentice, the employer and the training provider all having a different but key role in the successful delivery of the qualifications.”
ACE Winches also has in place an established Engineering Graduate Scheme, accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers which has seen 25 university graduates go through the scheme. In addition, the company offers a Trainee Programme aimed at part-qualified young people who have previous industry experience, fast-tracking them to tradesman level.