Apprenticeships Can Offer Considerable Advantages
Senior Manager at NMB-Minebea UK, Andy White
Following the collapse of traditional apprenticeships in the 1980s, and the reintroduction of the 'modern apprenticeship' in 1994, there has, especially in the last few years, been a growing interest from government and business in apprenticeships as an excellent option and a potential route to a university course.
There is no right or wrong way to extend your education, but an apprenticeship can offer some considerable advantages - and are better suited to many students. Apprenticeships are certainly not a 'second best' choice. For example, many of NMB-Minebea's former apprentices are now working in key positions within our business including Senior Management, Supervision, Engineering and Technical roles. Successful apprentices can also go on to gain further qualifications, including degrees, plus a host of specialist skills training.
In addition apprentices will earn a competitive salary, receive paid holidays and learn specific industry skills.
Minebea produces ultra-high-precision parts in our own factories throughout the world, supporting all kinds of industry and has approximately 58,000 employees worldwide.
Our products range from the smallest miniature bearings in the world derived from our commitment to precision, to spherical bearings that are joints in aircraft, LCD backlights for smart phones, lighting equipment, and electronic equipment for space rockets.
More than a thousand types of Minebea aircraft parts that have been certified by major aircraft manufacturers.
NMB-Minebea UK Ltd., specifically produces precision machined large spherical bearings for aerospace.
The Lincoln operation was established in 1880, as Rose Bearings. Minebea Company Japan purchased the business in 1987 and branded the company NMB-Minebea UK Ltd. in 2003.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship at NMB Minebea, and keen to learn new skills whilst enhancing your qualifications contact our HR Department on 01522 500933 ext 0, or download our application form, complete and return to us.