In recent years we have developed our own apprenticeship programme as a logical and effective response to the industry-wide challenge of aging and deskilling of the workforce.

Our Centre of Craft Excellence aims to re-balance the potential skill shortage. We would like to start introducing you to some of our aspiring leaders of the future!

Craig Corbett, 29, is one of our Design and Stamping Engineers.

“I started with the company when I was 22 doing an apprenticeship that most people would start when they 16. Premier Group helped me so much – I went from a sports background, with no real knowledge of design or engineering, and now I am the guy that other people come to for design work. That’s because the company had faith in me, and I want to pay them back by working with them for many years to come”.

Craig did a four-year apprenticeship; after that he decided he wanted to further his knowledge and he is currently a second-year student at Coventry University studying for a BSc in Engineering. He is also on an audit course and soon he’ll become a qualified auditor, which will ensure his progression within the Group.

For more information on our Centre of Craft Excellence please click here.