NLTG celebrates fiftieth apprenticeship with furnishings producer

North Lancs Coaching Group (NLTG) has marked its implausible 18-year partnership with Preston-based furnishings producer Tetrad with their forty ninth and fiftieth apprenticeship achievers.

Thomas Charnley and Jack Webster are the 2 newest to finish their NLTG apprenticeships at Tetrad.

Thomas commented: “My expertise was nice; I had a very good relationship with my tutor Graham; he at all times went above and past for me. I additionally loved going to NLTG’s Furnishings CoVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) for coaching; it helped me study issues I couldn’t essentially do at work, just like the chopping and stitching aspect of upholstery.

“I’ve progressed quite a bit since my apprenticeship. I’ve been in a position to put my Stage 3 to make use of and have additionally been provided a short lived coaching function. I’ve come on leaps and bounds in my upholstery abilities, doing a a lot wider vary of labor. On a extra private observe, I’ve additionally been in a position to purchase my very own home.”

Jack Webster stated: “Finding out with NLTG was a very good expertise and it confirmed me new and alternative ways to study and develop. The coaching offered labored nicely with the usual I used to be at, and NLTG additionally helped me with my confidence. The group of apprentices I studied my apprenticeship with have been aged 16-24, which additionally helped me to make new buddies.

“Since my apprenticeship I’ve progressed in many various methods, together with shopping for a home and beginning a household with the delivery of my daughter. I additionally progressed instantly onto piecework after ending my Apprenticeship – and that was all as a result of I had executed an Apprenticeship with NLTG.”

Since 2005, NLTG has supported apprenticeships in quite a lot of departments with the handcrafted furnishings producers together with Design Growth, Wooden Machining, Cloth Chopping, Stitching, Upholstery, Sprucing and Warehousing.

Graham Cornwell, NLTG CoVE tutor, who has been taking care of Tetrad’s apprenticeship programmes for the previous 18 years, stated: “I can truthfully say that I’ve discovered it a pleasure to work with the administration, employees and apprentices over the previous 18 years and to see the advantages of the apprenticeship programme inside the firm, creating the subsequent era of expert craftsmen and ladies.”

Tetrad, who’ve loved a global popularity for making high-quality furnishings since 1968, are persevering with their extremely profitable technique of creating employees with excessive ranges of abilities and information for the workforce of the long run.

That features Daniel Morrison and Liam Brooks, who’ve each lately began their NLTG Apprenticeships at Tetrad within the upholstery division, following an eight-week traineeship programme.

Daniel Morrison, upholstery apprentice, commented: “It has been an important expertise thus far and Graham has been very useful. It’s a very nice environment right here at Tetrad and I actually take pleasure in working with my colleagues, in addition to the hands-on nature of the job.

“I’m wanting ahead to working in direction of my Stage 3, and to anybody considering of making use of for an Apprenticeship, I might simply say go for it. You receives a commission to study and with NLTG, you’ve gotten the most effective coaching group to do it with.”

Upholstery apprentice Liam Brooks added: “Having discovered NLTG and the job alternative with Tetrad by way of the web, I’m totally having fun with the expertise thus far. Not solely am I studying new abilities and making new buddies, however I really feel prefer it’s a greater alternative than going to varsity since you are getting paid to study the brand new abilities.

“I even have a very good relationship with my tutor Graham, who has been actually useful and supportive after I’m doing my coursework, and I’m excited to progress additional within the Upholstery trade.”

Tetrad was shaped in 1968 in Preston, with one objective in thoughts: to make the very best high quality furnishings potential, utilizing solely the best supplies. They’re proud to make use of the strongest woods, most interesting materials and most luxurious leather-based hides to handcraft distinctive furnishings. You possibly can study extra about them on their web site:

Extra details about the alternatives for employers to develop their staff and develop their enterprise with NLTG, may be discovered right here: