Leading manufacturer and distributor Morris Site Machinery has taken on two engineering apprentices as it looks to invest in and develop young talent.
The new apprentices will spend two days a week at its base in Four Ashes, Wolverhampton, gaining on-the-job experience. They will also study at college in Wolverhampton on a three-year course to work towards a Certificate of Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.
Managing Director Allan Binstead said: "We are an established business that looks to the future. We want to give opportunities to young people to help set them on a career path and develop their potential. In Jacob and Sam we have promising candidates who are willing to learn and gain practical skills and experience; we wish them well."
Jacob Davies, one of the apprentices said: “It's a great opportunity for both of us. Morris Site Machinery have made us very welcome. We are learning so much already and enjoying the variety of work."
The business is known for its SMC mobile lighting towers, which it sells worldwide, and for its range of other high-quality site equipment including generators, welders, pumps and pressure washers. It is also investing in its future production capacity with plans to move to a new purpose-built base on the i54 South Staffordshire high-tech business park.
Morris Site Machinery is part of Shrewsbury-based fifth-generation family business group Morris & Company which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.