BOC, the UK & Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and medical gases and a Member of The Linde Group, underlines its commitment to employee education and training with the first graduations from its apprenticeship scheme. The first cohort of engineering apprentices to go through a formal BOC apprenticeship scheme have all successfully finished their apprenticeships with an NVQ level 3 qualification.
The 12 apprentices joined the BOC scheme three years ago and have completed a combination of onsite work, learning on the job and academic study during block release at college.
The new NVQ graduates were presented with their technical certificates during a reception to celebrate their achievements, at the Aston Hall Hotel in Brinsworth.
There they were joined by BOC’s more recent cohorts of apprentices, including the latest intake of apprentices who have just started their block release at Humberside Engineering Training Association Ltd (HETA) in Grimsby.
Presenting the certificates, Steve Gledhill, BOC’s Head of Tonnage, said: "I am extremely proud to welcome the first NVQ graduates from BOC’s apprentice scheme. We are particularly pleased that 11 of these apprentices have secured positions as Technical Trainees at BOC - a two–year transition role will enable them to develop further before they become a full Technician. By instilling BOC’s strong safety culture early on in a student’s development this can make a real difference in their long term career.”
BOC took on six apprentices in 2015, bringing the current total in the scheme to 24.