Warehouse automation supplier Knapp UK has concluded the first year of its apprenticeship scheme to train engineers to maintain its clients’ automated logistics systems.
Apprentices attended Bridgewater College on day release whist receiving on-the-job training with Knapp operations for Clarks the shoemakers, at Clarks’ Westway distribution centre in Street, Somerset.
The first two graduates of the scheme, Christopher Stone and Jonathan Nichol, both from Taunton, will now work on the Clarks operation on a permanent basis.
David James, managing director of Knapp, said: “The trend for our customers to outsource the support of their systems to us is strengthening every year, so we need skilled technicians who can maintain our clients’ complex handling systems and prevent downtime. This is why we have established our apprenticeship scheme and we are delighted with the results so far.”