Apprenticeship scheme for automatic doors launches

Casey Goddard, 18, is among the first cohort of 11 apprentices

An apprenticeship scheme to bridge a skills gap and ensure quality standards within the automatic door industry was launched in Spring by the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA).

The Powered Pedestrian Door Technician Apprenticeship has been in development for five years since the Government Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme was launched.

ADSA managing director Ken Price said the scheme will bridge skills shortages for entry level technicians and meet a need for “a consistent approach to ensure that those entering the profession were able attain a high-quality standard ofknowledge in theory and practice.”

The two-year level two apprenticeship comprises of 23 modules and will be delivered by South Staffordshire College. Apprentices are paid a salary by the employer during their indenture, with all learning funded through the Trailblazer Scheme. The ratio of learning is 40 per cent study, 60 per cent practical.

Details of the apprenticeship can be found on the South Staffordshire College website

Employers can arrange apprenticeships direct with the college: [email protected]

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