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Kirkstall Precision Engineering Achieves Silver Kitemark Standards for Engineering Apprenticeships

Kirkstall Precision Engineering is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Silver Kitemark standards for Engineering Apprenticeships. The accolade, bestowed by Make UK and Next Gen Makers, recognises Kirkstall Precision Engineering as a top-tier employer for engineering apprenticeships in the UK.

The Make UK Engineering Apprenticeships: Employer Kitemark is awarded to firms that demonstrate excellence in their apprenticeship programs, highlighting their commitment to nurturing talent and providing exceptional training opportunities for future engineers. Kirkstall Precision Engineering’s achievement of both the Gold and Silver standards reflects its dedication to maintaining high standards in apprentice training and development.

Commenting on this significant achievement, Adam Thornton, CEO of Kirkstall Precision Engineering, expressed his pride in the company’s apprenticeship program:

“We are honoured to receive the Gold and Silver Kitemark standards for Engineering Apprenticeships. This recognition underscores our ongoing commitment to investing in the next generation of engineering talent. At Kirkstall Precision Engineering, we believe in providing apprentices with not only technical skills but also the opportunity to grow personally and professionally within our organisation.”

The accreditation process for the Make UK Engineering Apprenticeships: Employer Kitemark involves rigorous assessment criteria, including satisfaction surveys from current apprentices and benchmarking against industry best practices. Companies recognised with the Gold standard exemplify excellence in every aspect of their apprenticeship scheme, while those awarded the Silver standard demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practice adoption.

Kirkstall Precision Engineering joins a prestigious list of companies, including Teledyne E2V, Cummins Inc, and Siemens Digital Industries, that have achieved the Kitemark Accreditation. This recognition positions Kirkstall Precision Engineering as a preferred employer for aspiring engineers seeking quality apprenticeship opportunities in the engineering and manufacturing sectors.