Scarborough TEC has partnered with bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Limited (Plaxton) to help young people into engineering jobs with the offer of vehicle building apprenticeships.
It continues the legacy of bus building in the town.
In May 2007 Scarborough based Plaxton, founded 111-years ago by Frederick William Plaxton, became a subsidiary of Alexander Dennis - the UK's largest and one of the world’s fastest-growing bus and coach manufacturers, with plants and partnerships in Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.
Today Scarborough TEC and Alexander Dennis Limited (Plaxton) announced the criteria for those wanting to apply for their vehicle building apprenticeships, starting in September.
Applicants must be aged 16 or 17 - as of September 1, 2018 - and hold, or be likely to gain, GCSE English, Maths and Science or Technology subject at Grade 4 (C) or above
They must possess an excellent school record of achievement and attendance, have a positive and flexible attitude to work, be committed to all aspects of the apprenticeship and be able to work as part of the team.
Recruitment will be based on merit and the closing date for applications is Friday, June 8, at 4.30pm.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a preliminary interview and assessment days at Scarborough TEC during June and/or July with final interviews in July 2018.
Application forms are available from Alexander Dennis Limited’s HR Department on 01723 356220 or call Scarborough TEC’s Business Development Department on (01723) 372105 ext: 6141
All forms must be returned to Scarborough TEC, Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3AZ.
Debbie Hilton, Scarborough TEC’s Head of Business Development, said: “We are pleased to continue to work in partnership with Alexander Dennis Limited (Plaxton) by supporting the recruitment of their apprentices for 2018/19.
“We value the collaboration of this key employer and wholeheartedly support their commitment to the training and development of their workforce.”
Andrew Spivey, HR Manager at Alexander Dennis Limited (Plaxton) added: “Everyone here is delighted that we are able to continue our long-established partnership with Scarborough TEC to provide further apprenticeship opportunities.
"Apprenticeships have proven to be an essential part of our training and resourcing strategy to ensure the future needs of our business are met.”