RWG’s Modern Apprenticeship Programme

Sandra Ross2022, Featured

Success for the Class of 2020

The global health crisis of the last two years has been very difficult for everyone, but particularly for young people entering the workplace for the very first time. For this reason it’s great to report the success of RWG’s 2020 intake of Modern Apprentices, who despite many challenges, completed their first year of technical training with exceptional results.

Education and training providers have adapted their methods to ensure personal safety and compliance with UK and Scottish Government guidelines. RWG’s in-house training team embraced this task, devising safe and compliant processes capable of delivering a comprehensive and stimulating learning experience. In November of 2020 a further six Modern Apprentices joined the RWG team, to begin life-long learning in the world of engineering.

Danny Dean, Senior Training Officer at RWG commented – ”A considerable part of the first year’s training program is learning ‘practical’ skills within a controlled environment; this takes place at RWG’s in-house training facility. Early on we adopted a ’blended’ learning approach, ensuring the delivery of theory lessons for the National Certificate qualification didn’t suffer due to frequent changes in Government Guidlines. Despite many obsticles to progress, the Class of 2020 put in a tremenous effort, submitting theory and written work to some of the highest standards I have seen. A remarkable achievement in these circumstances.”

Lynn Bisset, HR Director at RWG stated – ”Finding a safe way of delivering our long standing Modern Apprenticeship programme amid the pandemic was a real challenge for our training team. However, our highly experienced team overcame each barrier that COVID-19 presented by continually reviewing our robust safety protocols and the Company is delighted with the outcome.  Our 2020 apprentices have now been deployed into their respective department to start the second year of a four-year apprenticeship journey with RWG.  None of this could have been achieved without the hard work and commitment of all involved. It has been a very different first year for our 2020 intake of Modern Apprentices, yet they have made a great start to their rewarding career with RWG.”

RWG’s 2020 Modern Apprentices have successfully completed their SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.  All are now working towards completion of their SVQ Level 3 in respective disciplines within various RWG business units.