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Three of Alpha Solway's current apprentices

Engineering apprenticeships available at Golborne PPE maker

by Editor Lowton and Golborne News

A PPE manufacturer based on Stonecross Park, Golborne, has committed to creating more career opportunities for local young people by extending its apprenticeship programme.

The Alpha Solway factory in Golborne, run by Globus Group, is creating 15 new apprenticeship positions as the business continues to grow.

There are various roles available for the new intake, who will join half a dozen apprentices already at the site. Globus Group says its aim is to enable diverse range of young people to further their careers in leadership and engineering, whilst helping to keep frontline NHS workers safe by producing vital PPE.

The highly sought-after apprenticeship roles feed into the business’s efforts to boost social mobility across the region and have been created to encourage new talent into the business. This comes as the company continues to fulfil its commitment manufacture 75% of its products in the UK.

Responding to the pandemic has seen business boom

This announcement follows a period of rapid expansion for the company and a commitment from Globus to help local communities recover from the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alpha Solway currently employs hundreds of workers across its four sites in South West Scotland and North West England, producing a billion face masks per year for frontline NHS staff.

Sharon Taylor, HR Business Partner at Globus Group, said: “We’ve created these opportunities to help provide a valuable career option for young people looking to gain quality training and life skills without going down the university route.

“We’re hoping to attract a diverse pool of talent to our business which we know will help contribute significantly to our journey of growth and we’recommitted to improving social mobility within our recruitment process.”

Alpha Solway apprenticeships are “a brilliant opportunity”

The current crop of Alpha Solway apprentices say they’re already gaining valuable skills through their work.

20-year-old Elle Smith, who has just begun a multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship at Globus Group, said: “I absolutely encourage people to do an apprenticeship if they have the chance, grab it by the horns and run with it. There’s so much you can learn and do and it’s a brilliant opportunity.

“If you find yourself in an apprenticeship, never be afraid to ask questions and don’t be afraid to do things wrong. There are people around you to help and support you, and they want you to do well. You’ll learn more and more as time goes on, and soon enough you’ll be confident in doing what you’ve been trained to do.”

John Urmston, 26, applied for an apprenticeship with Globus group after previously being unable to find his ‘career calling’.

He said: “Completing this apprenticeship has majorly opened up the range of jobs available for me in the future. As trades are universal, it’s exciting to know that this opportunity could potentially take me around the world. I’ve already gained so much knowledge and it’s completely quelled my fear of any uncertain future career prospects.”

Interested to apply?

View Alpha Solway’s current vacancies on their website – you can also email recruitment@alphasolway.com for more information.

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4 comments

Mrs Deborah Rathbone January 7, 2022 - 8:35 pm

Dear Team

I would love more information on the Engineering Apprenticeships. My son is currently Y11 at Golborne High and will be undertaking GCSES this year. He has applied to Warrington Vale Royal College for an Engineering Apprenticeship, he has good predicted grades, and has also gained some work experience at Sellafield this summer.

Could you provide some more information or provide some details on who he could speak to please?

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Editor Lowton and Golborne News January 8, 2022 - 7:59 am

Hi Deborah, Alpha Solway have vacancies on their website at: https://www.alphasolway.com/careers
There don’t seem to be any apprentice vacancies on there yet, but you can email recruitment@alphasolway.com for more information.
Hope that helps!

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Dominic Hampson January 7, 2022 - 9:28 pm

How do I apply for the current apprenticeship’s please

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Editor Lowton and Golborne News January 8, 2022 - 7:58 am

Hi Dominic, Alpha Solway have vacancies on their website at: https://www.alphasolway.com/careers
There don’t seem to be any apprentice vacancies on there yet, but you can email recruitment@alphasolway.com for more information.
Hope that helps!

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