Newest recruits look to make their mark in the industry
Axiom is continuing its commitment to developing young Welsh talent with two new appointments to its internship programme.
Alexandra Richards, 20, and Ben Duggan, 20, join Axiom Manufacturing Services for a year in industry placement, which will add practical manufacturing experience to their University of South Wales degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.
By joining Axiom’s 12-month internship programme, Alexandra and Ben will gain first-hand experience within the procurement department of one of Wales’ leading technology companies.
First launched in 2015, the programme aims to strengthen Wales’ high-tech electronics manufacturing sector by creating local training opportunities for university students.
Speaking of her reasons for choosing Axiom, Alexandra, from Pencoed, said: “My interest in Axiom’s internship programme was sparked when two former Axiom interns gave a presentation to my university class. Hearing about their experience gave me valuable insights into how I could benefit from real industry experience before completing my studies. With Axiom, I have had the chance to learn and enjoy genuine responsibility when contributing to projects.’’
Axiom’s commitment providing multiple pathways for new talent into the industry is well recognised. Most recently, last year saw the company’s apprenticeship scheme claim the Development Partnership of the Year award at the Insider Business and Education Partnerships Awards.
Ben, from Treherbert, commented: “Having always wanted to pursue a career in manufacturing I was keen to study a degree that included an internship. From the recommendations I’d received from previous interns I knew a place with Axiom would give me a real insight into careers in procurement. My experience with Axiom has confirmed that manufacturing is the industry for me. I am thrilled to be enjoying a level of responsibility and autonomy uncommon in many internships.”
The pair follow in the footsteps of former Axiom interns Lorna Dodge, Chloe Hales, Aimee Lewis, David Trevelion and Dewi Morris, who have joined the company on a permanent basis
Commenting on the newest recruits into the long-standing internship programme and its success over the last year, David Davies, managing director at Axiom Manufacturing Services, said: “It is great to have Alexandra and Ben to join us at Axiom. Developing new talent is something we, as a company, are extremely passionate about and we are committed to creating a long-term, skilled workforce and encouraging learners to explore the vast career potential our industry offers.”
In addition to its apprenticeship and intern programmes, Axiom also runs a graduate scheme for degree level candidates which allows each participant to experience each of the company’s business support and manufacturing departments, before selecting a specialist field. Axiom also a renowned apprenticeship programme, which is committed to taking on a minimum of two new apprentices annually.