PHX Training helps Siemens develop new generation of apprentices
A group of learners at engineering and technology company Siemens have achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in a warehousing and storage apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship - gained through a course with PHX Training - is part of Siemens' aim to up-skill its workforce at the Subsea Excellence Centre in Ulverston, Cumbria.
The candidates, aged 20- to 50 are now competent in warehousing, storage and logistics operations.
The 12 month course included modules such as customer support, health and safety regulations, employment rights and responsibilities. Employees have also been undertaking functional skills training in English and Maths.
The course was delivered using varying techniques including on-site learning, workshops, one-to-one teaching, group work and observations. The course was also documented with supporting written work and exams.
Lisa Ayres, apprenticeship co-ordinator at PHX Training, said: "Employees who operate in the warehouse and logistics team sometimes get overlooked but Siemens has invested in a programme of training to ensure employees perform to the best of their ability across all areas.
"The training was delivered at Siemens' facilities in Ulverston to ensure that employees had access to learning at all times. Being flexible and meeting the needs of the business has proved successful with employees now having a wider skill set."
Colin Kendall, learning & development advisor at Siemens in Ulverston, added: "As the business expands and takes on a larger workforce, we require new skill sets and so we needed to strengthen our teams accordingly."
"The PHX apprenticeship programme is a great initiative, helping to raise standards and promote employee engagement in areas such as Stores and Despatch where training opportunities are often limited."