Delphi Stonehouse Calls for More Technical Apprentices at Plant Open Day
A Gloucestershire high technology manufacturing plant is holding an open day at its factory during National Apprenticeship Week
Stonehouse, UK — Global automotive parts manufacturer Delphi Automotive is opening its doors to pupils and school leavers on February 10, 2011 to help attract new apprentices to its Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. School parties will be able to visit the plant from 12pm to 8pm to speak to current apprentices, take a guided tour of Delphi’s state of the art manufacturing facility and hear more about the skills and qualifications they can acquire during the four-year apprenticeship. This year, the plant is looking for technical apprentices as well as craft apprentices, and has 12 places available for its August intake.
“We’re looking for young people who like a challenge and enjoy being part of a team,” commented Chris Tanner, apprentice training officer, Delphi. “We offer our apprentices the opportunity to develop a wide range of technical skills, learn on the job and earn a salary, while gaining nationally recognised academic qualifications in mechanical engineering. I’m delighted to be able to offer both the technical and craft apprenticeships this year and my team and I will be on hand to explain each of the roles in detail.”
Delphi is seeking school leavers with A-Level maths and physics for the technical apprenticeship, which will focus on technical problem solving, while the craft apprenticeship requires at least three GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education), including maths and science, and focuses on the fundamentals of machining, grinding and honing. All apprentices learn about the latest computer aided design and manufacturing techniques. Throughout the apprenticeship there is a strong focus on quality assurance, and apprentices are in direct contact with the engineers responsible for developing and refining Delphi’s state of the art diesel injector technology.
The Delphi Stonehouse plant produces diesel injection systems for use in commercial and off-highway vehicles. Delphi injectors run at significantly higher injection pressure to those produced by other manufacturers, and comply with demanding EU and US emissions standards. The plant is currently refining its products for even tougher 2013 emissions regulations by developing increasingly sophisticated manufacturing techniques.
“We are already developing new product ranges for 2012 and 2013 and have a full order book up to 2025 and beyond,” continued Tanner. “We’re delighted to be able to welcome more young people on board during this exciting period of growth and development.”
The Delphi Advanced Apprenticeships in Engineering are supported by the Sector Skills Council; the Technical apprentices can study for the Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Craft apprentices can study for the Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology. For further information, please call Chris Tanner on 01453 793733.
About Delphi Stonehouse
The Delphi Stonehouse plant manufactures Heavy Duty Diesel Injection Systems for trucks, buses, off-road vehicles and marine applications for use throughout the world. 100% of the products produced at the plant are exported.
The Stonehouse site was purpose built in 1992 to produce Electronic Unit Injection systems, and has been successfully manufacturing to sub-micron tolerances for many years.
Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com.
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