Triplets benefit from JCB talent scheme
A set of 16-year-old triplets have begun work at the same JCB factory to train as welders.
JCB is investing £3.5m into a new ‘Young Talent’ programme that will see 103 young people join from September, either as graduates, sponsored undergraduates or apprentices.
Already started are triplets Jack, Katie and Liam Rowe, who are training at the JCB Heavy Products factory in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
HR manager Miles Pixley said: “Developing young people is vital to the future of a global business like JCB and the amount being invested this year demonstrates just how serious we are about recruitment in this sector.
“We are implementing our ‘Young Talent’ programme against a back-drop of success with our existing graduate recruitment programmes which have enjoyed 100% retention over the past five years. The 103 new apprentices, graduates and undergraduates who join us later in 2012 are the future lifeblood of JCB and will build us into an even stronger company in the future.”
The Rowe triplets are Level II apprentices receiving training in fabrication and welding. They complete their apprenticeships in June 2013.
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This article was published on 16 Mar 2012 (last updated on 16 Mar 2012).