Future secure for young trainees

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There has been good news for the young apprentices cast adrift following the shock closure of engineering firm J.M. Henderson.

Thanks to the hard work of Angus Training Group, which was responsible for the training of most of the firm’s apprentices, the ones in their care have been able to continue in engineering.

Director of Angus Training Group Alan Swankie told The Herald on Wednesday: “We are pleased to say that all eight second, third and fourth year apprentices have all secured employment with various companies in the area. Of the three first years who are with us, one has secured employment and the other two have attracted funding for the remaining part of their first year and we hope to find companies for them as well, but it’s not so time sensitive for them.

“The critical ones were the second, third and fourth years and we’re pleased that it’s worked out quite well for them.”