The “Bridge School” will start recruiting students in September 2014 from local schools and colleges, to follow an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. These students will become the future workforce at Warren Services and other neighbouring engineering companies in Thetford.
Richard Bridgman said:
“We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and maximising their development is a key business strategy at Warren Services. We have always focused on up-skilling our current workforce and have been involved in apprenticeship training programmes within the company for 15 years” .
“We work with our local academies and colleges to recruit young committed individuals who see themselves as the engineers and support staff of the future. As our company grows the need for new apprenticeships increases. I’m passionate about training the people of the future.”
Richard is currently chairman of the SEMTA (the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies) East of England Regional Council and is actively promoting apprenticeships in general as well as campaigning to get the 14-16 programme reinstated. Warren Services has found many of its key employees through these schemes and Richard believes that they are vital to ensure that skilled engineering thrives in the UK.