We’re absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of our first modern apprentice, Ethan Glencross. By happy coincidence, this announcement coincides with National Apprenticeship Week 2019!
Since the inception of the Renewable Parts Ltd Refurbishment Centre in 2018 our intention has always been to create the opportunity for an apprentice to join the RPL team. The benefits of apprenticeships are multifaceted, not just for us as an employer, but also for the local economy and of course the individual undertaking the apprenticeship. Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 is focussed on “Skills for the Future” and aims to highlight these benefits and celebrate apprentices and those who contribute to their success.
As a relatively small SME, who’s project (our parts refurbishment programme) is just getting off the ground, the benefits of employing an apprentice are massive. Not only does it allow us to scale up our workforce and in turn our capability, but we gain the new insight and perspective a fresh pair of eyes bring. The opportunity to take an apprentice under our wing also allows us to give back to the rural community that has always been central to our business; contributing to the retention of local talent and inspiring passion in young people by encouraging them to consider a career in engineering, hopefully with a focus on staying within the renewables industry.
It’s vital for the future of our rural communities that we not only offer quality, skilled jobs, but that we create careers for the next generation and develop and retain highly trained workers, ensuring that specialist skills are kept in the workforce.
As an apprentice, Ethan not only gets the opportunity to gain real work experience and learn valuable skills in a practical environment, but throughout his apprenticeship he will be working towards gaining his modern apprenticeship qualification. He will also benefit from ongoing and personalised support both from our knowledgeable team, and his personally assigned assessor from MI Technologies throughout his studies.
Ethan, who’s been with the RPL team for a short while already after joining us from Lochgilphead JC, immediately felt like a perfect fit for an apprenticeship and we look forward to supporting him throughout his qualification. We hope this is the first step of a long-lasting and successful apprenticeship programme at our Refurbishment Centre.
With over 20 years experience in wind turbine maintenance and parts supply, we have the technical expertise to help you reduce costs whilst maximising availability levels.
Renewable Parts Ltd,
Westways Business Park
Renewable Parts Ltd,Old Ambulance Station,School Brae, Lochgilphead,Argyll, ScotlandPA31 8LE