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Battery company powers ahead with two new recruits

Green energy pioneer AceOn has given work placements to two Telford College engineering students as part of its commitment to supporting the development of local skills and talent.

Molly Clinton and Aidan Guy, who are both studying towards the level two qualification, will join the Telford-based team on a weekly basis as part of the work experience programme towards their college studies.

Both Molly and Aiden secured the opportunity by demonstrating their commitment to their studies and enthusiasm for engineering. The pair will be working on the shop floor, supporting the manufacturing team in producing a variety of AceOn products.

Following their first day, AceOn managing director Mark Thompson said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the students into the AceOn team.

Molly Clinton | Aiden Guy | AceOn | Telford College
Molly Clinton & Aiden Guy have joined the AceOn team

“We know how important it is to capture and strengthen any student’s interest in the engineering sector, particularly during their education.

“With reports showing that upwards of 90% of organisations are struggling to find workers with the right skills and the recruitment process taking longer and costing more, we’re keen to welcome in the next generation of engineering students early in their career to harness their potential.”

Lora Rogers, recruitment specialist for apprenticeships at Telford College, added: “Molly and Aiden will now have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a real work environment, which will make them more employable and experienced.”