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!

Finally, Daniel Doherty a 20-year-old Project Engineering Apprentice explains why he chose Premier Group.

“I went to Midland Training Group and while I was there I e-mailed Premier because I had heard they were a good company to work for and also that they were very successful. I had an interview at Premier and then came back for a second one. When I was told I was going to be accepted for an apprenticeship, I couldn’t believe my luck!

“Starting in September 2014 I spent six months at a Training Centre to learn basic skills and in March 2015 I moved to Premier full time. I began as a sheet metal worker and after a year the company moved me into the design office and I’ve been there ever since”, he concludes.

Daniel’s mentor at Premier Group suggested he follow a route into university and he is currently studying part time for a BSc in Engineering, which is sponsored by the company. He is still working full time at Premier, thus earning money whilst studying.

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