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Cosworth showcases opportunities at National Apprenticeship Show

Cosworth's thriving apprenticeship programme will be showcased at the National Apprenticeship Show in Milton Keynes on 13 and 14 March, as the company continues to promote opportunities for young people to get into an engineering career.

Over 100 employees will gather at the MK Arena this week as a continuation from National Apprenticeship week, which was held 6-10 March. Cosworth featured prominently at the Northampton College Careers Fair last week, featuring success stories from the company's dedicated apprenticeship scheme.

The world-renowned UK performance engineering and manufacturing group has a number of apprenticeship roles available, covering a range of roles and departments across its Northampton and Cottenham (Cambridge) facilities.

Cosworth's approach to apprenticeships has already delivered talent with 100% of all apprentices staying on at the company in a full-time role.

Around 25 apprentices have gone through the programme in the past in departments such as quality control, engine build, production engineering, maintenance and CNC manufacturing.

Successful applicants work towards a full engineering apprenticeship framework which includes a level 2 - NVQ3 extended diploma, a level 3 technical certificate, functional skills in maths, English and ICT, as well as gaining first-hand practical skills in a thriving industry, at a company with an exciting future.

Cosworth's Human Resources Director Catherine O' Connor

"Here at Cosworth, we pride ourselves on the strength in depth of our apprenticeship programme - and the genuine support that we offer candidates. We have spent time to develop a scheme that benefits the apprentices by offering a permanent position at the end of it all. Each apprentice is appointed a trainer who supports them every step of the way, so they become an integral part of the Cosworth family straight away. It's a very organic process and we believe that our apprenticeship scheme is the perfect opportunity for young people looking to start their engineering career."

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