Sheffield apprentices forging ahead on the career ladder

Some of the latest apprentices at Sheffield Forgemasters.'Pictured are Rick Franckeiss, SFIL group training officer at SFIL, with apprentices (L to R) Lewis Bellis, Joe MacDonald, Luke Carter, Martell Sterling, Joshua Dobson and Chris Ashley at Tata Steel.
Some of the latest apprentices at Sheffield Forgemasters.'Pictured are Rick Franckeiss, SFIL group training officer at SFIL, with apprentices (L to R) Lewis Bellis, Joe MacDonald, Luke Carter, Martell Sterling, Joshua Dobson and Chris Ashley at Tata Steel.
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School leavers and college graduates are forging their future careers - by joining a Sheffield apprenticeship scheme.

The nine new recruits join 50 other trainees currently learning their trade at Foregemasters’ Brightside Lane works.

Some 200 people had applied for the positions.

Due to high levels of demand and skills, the successful applicants were chosen after being tested at an assessment centre and undergoing a familiarisation visit to Forgemasters.

One of the new starters, South Machine Shop apprentice machinist Joe MacDonald, aged 17 and from Doncaster, said: “This is a great opportunity – the future could be amazing. I can’t believe I’ve got this chance.”

Prof Graham Honeyman, Forgemasters’ chief executive, said: “The calibre of students coming to serve apprenticeships is rising every year.”