The modular aluminium profile system manufactured by MiniTec is used in a wide range of industrial and retail applications, often in with very demanding mechanical design features.
In order to safeguard the future growth of the business the company has for some years invested in trainees and apprentices. The effect of this strategy not only keeps the environment young and enthusiastic but also creates an environment which encourages new ideas to be explored and individual potential to be nurtured.
Currently MiniTec have two mechanical engineer advance apprenticeships taken up by Mike Duncan and Fred Skip, pictured with MD Gary Livingstone.
Each apprentice will complete a two year BCoT in order to achieve a BTEC Level 3 in mechanical engineering. Should the individual then wish to pursue further education the company will support further study to HNC, HND or even Degree level.
Wide range of skills taught
During their apprenticeship the emphasis will be on machining, assembly, design, installation and PLC programming.
Meeting the challenge of Industry 4.0
The apprenticeship programme and emphasis on particular skill training will increase the ability for the company to meet the increasingly sophisticated demand arising from the more complex, often automated, solutions the customers today seek.