Apprentices prove their worth at TIS Cumbria Cost‐effective way to combat skill shortage

Apprentices prove their worth at TIS Cumbria Cost‐effective way to combat skill shortage Purpose – Describes an award‐winning apprenticeship scheme at UK fabrication‐machining firm TIS Cumbria. Design/methodology/approach – Explains the reasons for the scheme, the way in which it has been implemented and the results it has achieved. Findings – Reveals that the scheme has helped the company to overcome skill shortages in a cost‐effective way. Practical implications – Describes how all the apprentices have welding qualifications that are recognized nationally and internationally and most are working in nuclear manufacturing to some degree. The work they do is inspected by nuclear customers, along with that of the rest of the workforce. Apprentices therefore feel part of a team and contribute to their own training costs, giving them a sense of ownership and pride in their work. Social implications – Explains that, without the training, it is unlikely that any of the apprentices would have secured employment locally. Originality/value – Reveals how the apprenticeship scheme is helping the company to compete against larger rivals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Apprentices prove their worth at TIS Cumbria Cost‐effective way to combat skill shortage

Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19 (5): 3 – Jul 19, 2011

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670731111153285
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Abstract

Purpose – Describes an award‐winning apprenticeship scheme at UK fabrication‐machining firm TIS Cumbria. Design/methodology/approach – Explains the reasons for the scheme, the way in which it has been implemented and the results it has achieved. Findings – Reveals that the scheme has helped the company to overcome skill shortages in a cost‐effective way. Practical implications – Describes how all the apprentices have welding qualifications that are recognized nationally and internationally and most are working in nuclear manufacturing to some degree. The work they do is inspected by nuclear customers, along with that of the rest of the workforce. Apprentices therefore feel part of a team and contribute to their own training costs, giving them a sense of ownership and pride in their work. Social implications – Explains that, without the training, it is unlikely that any of the apprentices would have secured employment locally. Originality/value – Reveals how the apprenticeship scheme is helping the company to compete against larger rivals.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 19, 2011

Keywords: Apprenticeships; Skill shortages; Manufacturing; Nuclear industry; Awards; Human resource development

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