Apprenticeship Scheme

Our success speaks for itself. Within CMB Engineering, our many years in canmaking and industry pedigree mean that there is a vast amount of knowledge for young, enthusiastic newcomers to tap into. It has long been a priority of ours to ensure that the skills and expertise of our more experienced team members are passed on to the new generation of canmakers.

At CMB Engineering, we firmly believe in the power of shared knowledge as a driver of innovation and efficiency. We have created several channels for sharing our canmaking knowledge, experience and expertise internally, with our customers and the industry as a whole.

Our Success Speaks For Itself

Young people join us as either mechanical or electrical engineering apprentices and undertake a four-year technical training programme.  They can then progress their careers throughout all areas of the company’s operations including sales, production, design, procurement and quality.  Our success at nurturing talent speaks for itself; several members of our senior leadership team started their careers as CMB apprentices.
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The Future Of The Canmaking Industry

There is no doubt that the canmaking industry has been shaped by a rich industrial heritage and draws on a number of traditional engineering skills honed and perfected over many years.  This is something of which we as canmakers and equipment suppliers should be proud. But what’s next and what does the future hold?  At CMB Engineering, we are always looking to “the next generation of canmaking equipment”– which for us, combines two distinct ideas: a new generation of technology, essential to help our customers continue to succeed; and ongoing investment in a new generation of canmaking professionals.

If we as an industry are going to continue to push the boundaries, we need bright, creative individuals to design and build extraordinary new canmaking machines.  Nurturing talent brings great results – our Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2014, for example, was a result of our investment in people.

For the continued success and growth of the canmaking industry, we must foster innovation through apprenticeship programmes.  These schemes enable us to attract and retain the brightest young prospects, whose creativity and aptitude will help solve the problems of tomorrow.

Creativity and drive begins with a clear vision from the top, creating an ethos that encourages innovation across the company; something we value highly at CMB Engineering.  Our management team combines extensive experience in both canmaking and commerce, and firmly believes in training young talent and encouraging the development of new ideas, keeping our perspectives fresh.  It’s why we are known for our apprenticeship scheme, which ensures the passion and drive shared by management is encouraged at every level, while passing the knowledge of previous generations to newcomers.  Our investment in young apprentices is clearly paying off – a team of our brightest was just awarded a prestigious victory at the national WorldSkills UK competition for engineering.

The future of canmaking is exciting and dynamic, and its people that will enable us to harness new technologies, draw on the knowledge and expertise at our fingertips, and create exciting solutions that meet industry demand.  Here’s to the next generation!