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16th Jan, 2022

North Bromsgrove High School students to get 'hands on' experience with pre-apprenticeship scheme


TWELVE pupils from North Bromsgrove High School have enrolled on a pre-apprenticeship course at engineering business adi Group.

The course will give them a hands-on experience and understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering.

Adi Group, which has a long-standing relationship with the school, first offered this two-year mentorship programme in 2016.

It aims to inspire 14 to 16-year olds who are closing in on their GCSEs, taking up roughly ten per cent of their curriculum time.

Group strategic account director, James Sopwith, said: “The course rewards achieving youngsters with an EAL accredited qualification and the prospect of moving on to adi’s more senior apprenticeship programme.

“It is a great credit to the mutual relationship we have with North Bromsgrove High School to allow us to carry on in 2020/21, when so many other schemes have had to halt because of Covid-19.”

The cohort brings the number of pupils who have benefited from the course to 60.

The Birmingham business recently celebrated the graduation of last year’s crop of budding engineers, with four distinctions and eight merits among the esteemed group.

Founder and CEO of adi Group, Alan Lusty, added: “Our philosophy is to keep giving these youngsters hope, encouragement and grounding in the exciting work available in engineering, despite these uncertain times.

“With each new year of student intake, I’m revitalised and reminded of how I began my career as an apprentice.

“I’m excited to see it take shape with the generation of today. I look forward to seeing their progress.”

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