Stirling Introduces New Apprenticeship Scheme


Stirling has launched a new apprenticeship scheme and in January 2012, we welcomed our first apprentice Jack Gregory into the fold. Jack has come straight from school to embark on a three year apprenticeship with Stirling and at the end of the programme will be awarded with a BTEC and HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. As Stirling’s first ever apprentice, we certainly hope that Jack will be the first of many examples of young talent to join under this new scheme and enjoy a rewarding career with us.

The Stirling apprenticeship scheme is run in association with the City of Bristol College. Having studied full-time at the college for the first term, Jack is now working with Stirling four days per week and attending college one day per week. Jack is working closely with Stirling mentors – Senior Engineer, Les Nicholls and Dynamics Engineer, Alan Sellers – and is currently gaining some excellent hands-on experience in our Mechatronic assembly and test labs. Brian Stockford, Business Manager for the Mechatronics Group, is delighted to have the scheme up and running; “Apprenticeship schemes are an excellent way for young people to gain tangible experience through “doing” as well as complimenting theory work done in classrooms. We at Stirling hope that this is the beginning of a long-standing relationship with the City of Bristol College and that Jack is the first of many future apprentices who gain valuable skills and mentoring in our production facility.”

Stirling advocates creating opportunities for young talent. We meet with students on site at University job fairs to publicise permanent graduate job opportunities, as well as student summer and industrial placements. Such placements create an excellent avenue through which students can apply theoretical concepts learned academically and ultimately refine future career goals. For more information on Stirling’s apprenticeship scheme or student summer and industrial placements, please email