Econ recognises talent during National Apprenticeship Week 2022
14th of June
Here at Econ Engineering, we know the value of apprenticeships. Since launching in 1969, our family-owned and run business – which manufactures 85 per cent of the winter maintenance vehicles on the UK’s roads – has welcomed a continual string of apprenticeships to the team, who learn their trade on the factory floor and at technical college.
Our latest apprentices are 17-year-old Oliver Merrin, and 21-year-old Michael Urban, who are both welders working under the supervision of Eddie Herron, who himself began his career at Econ as an apprentice 45 years ago.
While Michael has been with the company for three years and is nearing the end of his apprenticeship, Oliver is just three months into his training programme.
However, at the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Managing Director Jonathan Lupton says more needs to be done to prepare young adults for life beyond the classroom.