Further Strengthening of the Cassel Workforce with new apprentices

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Lucite International’s Cassel site has enlisted the support of two more former military personnel as it strengthens its skilled workforce.

Former Royal Navy Engineering Technician Matthew Angus and Sean Flattley formerly in the Royal Artillery of the British Army have joined five young people taking part in the Production Technician Apprenticeship programme starting on the next leg of their training at the Cassel Site.

All seven will spend the next two years sponsored by the company working alongside the production teams learning how to control and maintain plant.

Matthew and Sean follow in the footsteps of five other former military personnel who successfully secured permanent jobs, following their sponsored apprenticeships with the acrylics manufacturer last year.  Both bring with them experience of working within a small, close knit team, performing physically demanding tasks in challenging conditions where knowledge of health and safety procedures are paramount.

Matthew said: “We’re delighted to be sponsored by Lucite International for this opportunity and we’re looking forward to working with new colleagues in a totally new environment. The technical and interpersonal skills individuals acquire in the forces are very transferrable to other sectors, but particularly into chemical process manufacturing.”

Melanie Jury, Site Director, Cassel, said: “The calibre of the ex-military personnel we’ve taken on so far has been excellent and I’m sure Matthew and Sean will be no different and will be welcomed by our team alongside the current apprentices.”

To find out more about our largest methacrylate production site, Cassel, click here.

Pictured are the new group of apprentices (left to right) Nathan Dennis, Matthew Angus, Elliot Holmes, Simon Frank (front), Jacob Dennis (back row), Ryan Daley (front with beard) and Sean Flattley.

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