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Monthly Archives: February 2020

  • National Apprenticeship Week at Make An Entrance

    Happy National Apprenticeship Week everyone!

    National Apprenticeship week is all about encouraging employers to get ‘Fired Up’ about apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide for businesses.

    At Make An Entrance we’re already fired up about apprenticeships! We are proud to have taken on several apprentices in the past. We are delighted to have played our part to support the career development of young people in Lincolnshire.

    Hand Stitching a Coir Mat in our workshop Hand Stitching a Coir Mat in our workshop

    Why do we take on apprentices?

    Joining a small close-knit team within a company which is rapidly expanding provides the perfect opportunity for an apprentice to grow and develop their skills.

    Because we manufacture products at our Lincoln headquarters we offer the ideal environment for young people to experience the extensive operations behind our business cycle. This begins with raw materials arriving from our suppliers and then creating mats before sending out orders to customers.

    While working with us, our apprentices become key members of our team. They offer a new perspective of on our company and products. Often, our apprentices surprise us with new and innovative business ideas!

    We tie the edges in by hand to stop the mat fraying. We tie the edges in by hand to stop the mat fraying.

    What do apprentices learn at Make An Entrance?

    We work with apprentices over a few years so that they’re able to develop a full breadth of knowledge and gain experience across the business.

    Historically we take on apprentices as bespoke workshop technicians. This role involves creating our bespoke coir mats by hand from start to finish.

    The process includes hand-stitching traditional coir and managing the workshop space. They must achieve set objectives to meet orders and finally, distribute the orders to external sub-contractors or customers.

    In addition to the practical skills they gain during their time with us, apprentices also gain a Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative qualification. As a result, they have the perfect foundation for a career across a variety of manufacturing sectors.

    We stitch all the way round the mat to leave a beautiful finish We stitch all the way round the mat to leave a beautiful finish

    Will we be taking on apprentices in the future?

    We will have a number of apprenticeship opportunities available in the near future for young people to get involved with at Make An Entrance.

    Apprenticeships are just one of the ways we give back to the Lincolnshire community for the support it has offered us. We actively encourage more businesses to get involved in offering them.

    Our custom matting workshop in Sadler Road, Lincoln Our custom matting workshop in Sadler Road, Lincoln

    To find out more about what it is like to be an apprentice, check out the #AskAnApprentice Q&A taking place on Twitter.

    If you would like more information about the apprenticeship opportunities at Make An Entrance, please contact us.

    Not only during National Apprenticeship Week but at any time throughout the year. We are always looking for the right people to join our growing team. So, please get in touch.

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