The Apprentices work Monday to Thursday 6:45 – 16:30.
“Dunlop Systems & Components Ltd (DSC) have a close link with Exhall Grange Specialist School due to their close proximity to the factory. Jordan and Charlotte initially joined DSC for a period of work experience in which they were able to show us their abilities and this led to DSC offering an apprenticeship to them.
This has been very successful, and I cannot express enough how beneficial to the business Charlotte and Jordan have been. They have both grown into the role of fully fledged valuable employees”. Vicki Goldsmith, HR Director
Jordan is an apprentice in the Production Engineering Department; he is managed by Mark Statham. When Jordan arrives for work in the morning he will look at the Departmental Jobs List to see which team needs his support. His duties can include;
Contributing to the Standard Operations manual
- Helping to design new product tools
- Assessing broken equipment for replacement or repair
- Checking the safety of products
Jordan said that he feels really grateful to have had the opportunity to work for Dunlop Systems and Components. This was all made possible due to his school work experience placement. The work is interesting as every day is different. Jordan said that he will complete his Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification in Business and Admin, he will then progress onto a Level 3 qualification that will be engineering based, he hopes to continue his career with Dunlop. Jordan is learning to drive and hopes to travel to work independently soon.
Jordan’s Manager is very pleased with the contribution that Jordan brings to the team,
“Jordan has fitted in very well with the existing PED Team in a very short space of time. He has also helped existing members of the team develop their own personal skills such as communication. He is always hungry for work and has already started to be pro-active and complete simple job requests before being asked by his manager, and regularly supports other team members to achieve their own tasks. Jordan plays such a vital role in PED, that I consider Jordan to be a fully active member and not just an apprentice”. Mark Statham, Production Engineering Dept Manager.
Written by: Tina Chamberlain,
Post 16 Plan Co-ordinator