UK: A new national apprenticeship scheme has been launched by Mitsubishi’s in conjunction with 24 of their air conditioning partners, Building Engineering Services Training and the National Apprenticeship Service to train the air conditioning engineers of the future.
Steve Hayward, Mitsubishi Electric’s technical services and after sales manager, said: “As this is the first year of our new national apprenticeship programme, we will be recruiting around 35 apprentices and with our partners, this will cover almost the whole of the UK, from Glasgow to Southampton.”
Mitsubishi also has plans to recruit more partners thereby increasing numbers and ensuring the programme continues to bring new talent into the industry.
Skills and enterprise minister Matthew Hancock, said: “We want it to be the new norm for young people to choose to either go to university or begin an apprenticeship. So it’s great that Mitsubishi Electric has announced these new apprenticeship vacancies. I would encourage other employers to follow Mitsubishi Electric’s lead and use apprenticeships as an opportunity to grow their own talent and improve the skills base of their workforce.
“Apprenticeships increase business productivity and increase skills levels, so with a talent pool of over a million potential employees, it is the ideal time for companies to take advantage of the opportunities for business growth provided by employing apprentices.”
There are currently 27 vacancies nationally relating to Mitsubishi and a total of 734 apprenticeships relating to Air Conditioning nationally.
Anyone interested in participating in Mitsubishi’s apprenticeship programme should visit the vacancies section at http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ and search using the keyword “Mitsubishi” and their location to find opportunities in their area.