Case Study – From Trainee to Employee
From Trainee to Employee: the success story of Jack Isaac and Magma Moulding
Jack Isaac, 21 years old, joined a 9-week traineeship programme in Plymouth with Acacia Training and Development. He then started as a trainee at Magam Moulding. The Traineeship programme that commenced in August 2013 is now well established, giving unemployed young people the chance to improve their English and Maths levels and prepare them for real work. Learners also improve their employability skills and gain useful work experience.
Magma Moulding Ltd came to life when Rob Law purchased the Plymouth-based factory in 2012, which manufactures its iconic colourful Trunki ride-on suitcases for children. With nearly thirty years of technical moulding and assembly history behind them, they continue to support British business. They reinforce the trend for onshoring, bringing manufacturing back to the UK.
After only 8 weeks at Magma Moulding, Jack got a full-time employment as a Printing Assistant of the successful product, Trunki. Jack enjoys his job very much and feels like an integrated part of the team. “ I like working here a lot and taking part in the traineeship programme helped to build my confidence. My team building skills improved as well and I learnt how to write a CV. I would recommend this programme to everyone trying to find work but not knowing where to start.”
Mark Hopkins, the General Manager of Magma Moulding, is also interested in giving other trainees a chance: “The traineeship scheme is a very worthwhile exercise for both the employee and the employer. We have really found some unsung talent since using this scheme.”