During 2014-16 SETA Apprentices and Staff have designed and fabricated a 1:3 scaled model of a 1916 Mark1 Tank. The tank is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and we have worked with the Friends of Stockport Cemeteries to create this fantastic memorial.
Throughout every year SETA apprentices and staff take part in charity events for our Chief Executive’s chosen charity. For the past few years this charity has been ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, a wonderful charity that make dreams come true for sick/terminally ill children and give precious memories to them and their families.
The Annual Lyme Park charity walk is a firm favourite. It not only raises money, it gives apprentices and staff the opportunity to relax for a few hours, socialise and get to know one another on a different level.
I think the charity events are great. They are a good way to get everyone together for a good cause and to show people in the community that we want to make a difference for other people. SETA have done this walk a few times now and it is great that we are continuing to do so and continuing our support for the ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ charity.
„It’s my first full time job and it gives me money to spend”
Peter Whitehead – Mechanical Maintenance & Welding Apprentice, employed by CEMEX, Buxton
Peter won Mechanical Maintenance Section Award earlier this year during SETA Annual Awards and was named Fundraiser of The Year for his involvement in the various charity events.
SETA Mechanical Maintenance & Welding Apprentice, Peter Whitehead won 3rd prize at Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition, which is a remarkable achievement for a young person.
Training as an apprentice with SETA is a great experience – there is more 1-to-1 help than I expected
and the instructors are always very helpful and friendly. I like mechanical and electrical practical aspects
of the training and the good working environment.
One route may well lead to another, as apprentices may subsequently gain sponsorship from their employer to attend University and gain further qualifications. The main benefit of starting with apprenticeship is that training is often paid for by employer and the apprentice receives full wage while in training. Because apprentices are undergoing practical as well as classroom training, and subjects are relevant to actual positions held within company, they gain the experience highly valued by employers.