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The UK’s leading plastic training provider has celebrated another year of success with a special graduation ceremony for its Polymer apprentices.

The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre in Telford held the event for a group of young people, to mark the completion of their programme after three years of hard work.

They were presented with their certificates by City of Wolverhampton College’s Technical Consultant Graham Pickwell.

The cohort had gained their Diplomas in Polymer Manufacturing Technologies and Polymer Composite Operations while working at manufacturers across the region.

Training Manager Darryl Sheldon, from manufacturer’s John Guest said: “The attitude, commitment and behaviour of all our Injection Moulding apprentices has been conducive to a positive working environment and they are very capable individuals that will play a major part within John Guest.

“We plan to continue working with the college in the future and can see our apprenticeship developing as we learn each year.”

Apprentice Bayley Morley, who has now moved on to a job as a technical process engineer at Schoeller Allibert, said: “I wanted to get straight onto the career ladder rather than go to college so an apprenticeship was ideal as I could earn a wage while also gaining a qualification.”

Graham Pickwell added: “These apprentices should be very proud of what they have achieved. By completing their apprenticeships they have laid the foundations for a rewarding and successful career and we wish them all the best as they continue on their journeys within the polymer industry.”

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