Report by Lisa Baker, News from Wales
Driven and passionate individuals are getting a last chance to apply for an apprenticeship at one of Wales’s leading manufacturers, Sony UK Technology Centre.
The Pencoed-based facility, which produces HD broadcast and 4K cameras for worldwide distribution, is searching for the latest round of talented applicants to join its Sony UK TEC Apprenticeship scheme.
The scheme, which is now in its sixth consecutive year, officially launched on February 1st with applicants encouraged to apply before the February 28th closing date this week.
The industry-leading initiative supports career-driven individuals to further their education and gain qualifications throughout the scheme. Their full studies are driven and coordinated by the company’s onsite academy, all while the apprentices gain invaluable working experience at one of the world’s leading manufacturing sites.
During the four-year scheme apprentices will get the opportunity to work across a variety of departments, including Software Engineering, Production Engineering, and Development Engineering and Robotics.
As part of their apprenticeship they will help to develop internationally renowned products including 4K broadcast technology, the Raspberry Pi, smart office solution Nimway, and smart city technology.
So far over 30 apprentices have taken part in the successful internal scheme since its inception, with all participants praising its diverse offering.
Cecilia Fritz, Head of HR and Training Strategy said an apprenticeship with Sony UK TEC opens up a “vast wealth” of opportunity for any student looking to advance and develop their career.
“We are looking for innovative, driven and passionate people to sign up to our industry-leading apprenticeship scheme once again this year.
“Apprenticeships really are a great pathway to developing your career, and we believe Sony UK TEC offers one of the best around.
“Our apprenticeship is a thorough and diverse programme which offers new starters an in-depth insight into all aspects of Sony UK TEC’s highly successful engineering operation.
“We believe that this varied approach creates highly skilled and well-rounded team players and opens up a vast wealth of opportunities to them within the industry as a result. At the end of their four years, they are fully equipped with the ability, and knowledge, to become some of the sector’s brightest engineering talents and to drive genuine progression in the fields of technology and manufacturing.
“As a globally recognised brand, we are passionate about creating innovative products which enhance millions of lives worldwide, and we’re looking for apprentices who are equally excited about helping us achieve that goal.”
To apply for a place in the Sony UK TEC Apprenticeship scheme applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs, including a B or above in Maths, and Cs or above in Science and English.
Applications close at midnight on February 28th, with assessments due to take place on March 21st.
To apply visit Sony UK TEC’s website: http://www.sonypencoed.co.uk/apprenticeship-programme-1/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
News from Wales, February 2019