ETA are delighted to share the news that apprentice Sylwia Skowronska – employed at Lear Coventry – has won the coveted Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year at the recent Gateshead College Edge Awards.

Lear was also recognised at the awards for its commitment to developing a skilled workforce through Cidori apprenticeships. Initial training is already well underway at Lear’s Coventry operation, which employs over 1,100 staff. More than 100 apprentices are working on projects designed to improve the smooth running of production lines, make the workplace safer, boost morale and reduce unnecessary waste and costs. The program is now being rolled out to other Lear sites across the country.

Adam Ford, Continuous Improvements Manager at Lear, said: “We’ve developed this training program with Gateshead College and Cidori to give apprentices the skill-set as well as the opportunity to make improvements that will have a significant impact. Already we’ve reduced downtime and improved quality on the production lines.”

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