Teen takes part in innovative apprenticeship schemeBy Laura Herbert
February 13, 2012
A Bracknell teenager has taken part in an innovative apprenticeship scheme.
James Cox, 17, is being trained by Linde South East as part of the country’s first certified apprentice scheme for the forklift industry.
The core programme has been designed by the UK Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) and at the end of it James will receive a recognised qualification as a fork truck engineer. He said: “My apprenticeship with Linde has meant that I am able to earn as I learn, something I wouldn’t have been able to do at university.
“I was over the moon when I was given the apprenticeship and the past six months have been great. I’ve met so many people and have learnt so much from them.
“Seeing people who were once in the same position as me go on to do so well in the company has given me a real push to work as hard as I can.” For more information about the FLTA apprentice scheme www.fork-truck.org.uk/apprenticeships