It’s National Apprenticeships Week and we are celebrating our apprentices, past and present, at Penny Hydraulics.

We’re a firm believer in the power of apprenticeships, in fact, just over 10% of our workforce are apprentices. But why is this important? Our Managing Director Robin Penny explains:

‘There has never been a better time to be an apprentice and being in the Sheffield City Region is one of the world’s best places to be an engineer. It is the birthplace of engineering and continues to be at the forefront of technology with Rolls Royce, Boeing and McLaren all manufacturing and bringing resource to the area and its training establishments.

Penny Hydraulics’ apprentices have accessed these superb facilities and become part of the revolution that is attracting some of the high flyers from schools that may otherwise have chosen a different career path. Using the apprenticeship route as a means of building the skills within the company has proven that improving the skills of the workforce will improve efficiency and productivity.

The exceptional young people that we attract into our business are designing, building and servicing our products and are the ones that have the ideas for improvement. Penny Hydraulics has students working at all levels from school leavers at 16 just starting their careers to others nearing the end of their degree apprenticeship. All make a positive impact on the business and it is rewarding to be able to give long-term, stimulating but challenging jobs to young people in our area.’

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