A reuse and recycling company in Wrexham is supporting National Apprenticeship Week after finding apprenticeships the ideal solution for developing and upskilling its staff.
Mainetti is a designer, manufacturer and recycler of garment hanging products. Its Wrexham branch employs 220 people, all of whom are eligible for Mainetti’s internal apprenticeship training programme.
National Apprenticeship Week 2018 runs from 5 to 9 March. It celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships have on both individuals and businesses, as well as recognising the skills and talent apprentices can bring to the workplace.
Mikolaj Pietrzyk, site manager of Mainetti’s Wrexham branch, said: “As well as improving skills within the business, we’ve found staff are happier and more engaged with their work. Our internal survey last year found 75% of our employees are actively engaged with the business and our staff turnover is very low. Productivity has also increased by 33%, and absenteeism has decreased from 4-6% to around 2%.”
The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.
Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is an important celebration of the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships present to businesses as well as individuals across Wales. Through apprenticeships, companies are helping to keep vital skills and industries alive and drive economic growth in Wales.”
To find out how your business could benefit from recruiting an apprentice, visit Skills Gateway for Business at https://businesswales.gov.wales/skillsgateway/apprenticeships or call 03000 6 03000. Also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apprenticeshipscymru and on Twitter @apprenticewales, and follow the story using the hashtag #AWWales.