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National Apprenticeship Week 2022- Opportunity

February 10, 2022 Uncategorized

The opportunities at Smith of Derby span many disciplines, including clockmaking, technical sales, planning and fabrication, to mention just a few. One of our technical sales engineers, Jack Biggin, started as a clockmaking apprentice. Jack says, “I started my Smith of Derby journey in May of 2019, having left school I had tried various jobs but never found my niche. Talking to my grandfather he suggested I found a job that could lead to a long term career.”  Jack went on to say, “I used the National Apprenticeship website and local training provider Learning Unlimited to help me in my…

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National Apprenticeship Week.  7th – 11th February 2022

February 7, 2022 Uncategorized

National Apprenticeship Week.  7th – 11th February 2022 Apprenticeships – Build the Future… National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals, and the wider economy. This year’s theme “Build the Future” is very appropriate in these current times and a reminder of the importance of training and the retention of skills through the generations of our company. Training and apprenticeships are firmly rooted in our family-owned business, whose founder, John Smith 1st, was himself an apprentice to John Whitehurst III – part of the Whitehurst dynasty of clockmakers. Our award-winning apprenticeship programme…

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