Leading North West Apprenticeship provider, Alliance Learning, recently presented three of their apprentices, Gareth T Humphreys, Heather Peach and Michael Cox, with multimeters to support them in the 2013 World Skills Competition, the finals of which will be played out in Leipzig, Germany, next year. All three are Apprentices employed by MBDA Missile Systems at Lostock.
The instrument, also known as a multitester or a VOM (Volt-Ohm meter), is an electronic measuring device that combines several functions in one unit, such as the ability to measure voltage, current and resistance. This is an invaluable piece of kit for the apprentices, not just for the competition, but also in their employment.
World Skills is an international competition that, over its 60-year history, has come to symbolise the pinnacle of excellence in vocational training. Every two years apprentices gather together from around the world to compete and test themselves against each other’s and demanding international standards.
Gareth, Heather and Michael secured their places at the WorldSkills squad in September when they were presented with awards at the North West National Apprenticeship Awards 2012 in November.
When presenting the apprentices with their multimeters, Steve Whitehead, CEO of Alliance Learning said: "We’re proud to support these skilled young people in their quest for personal, national and international recognition. Quality apprenticeships such as those offered by Alliance Learning are highly valued by employers and young people, they provide an opportunity to earn and learn at the same time, they offer real opportunities for young people to get into employment and quickly climb the career ladder.”
Apprenticeships through ourselves are available in a wide range of exciting sectors including Business & Professional, Childcare, Health and Social Care and Engineering. If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more about apprenticeships provided by Alliance Learning then please call (01204) 689592.