If you are thinking about employment with training that will give you a small income as well as a recognised qualification, apprenticeships could be the pathway for you. Please look at the links below as they are updated weekly.


Hotchkiss Apprenticeships

The Hotchkiss story began in 1885 against a background of Britain's prolific industrial expansion. We were then a modest firm of maintenance and jobbing engineers. Based in Eastbourne, East Sussex, we have remained in private ownership throughout our history. In 1951 the business passed into the ownership of the Ohly family, with current Group Chairman Michael Ohly joining the company in 1971.

Our expansion into structural steelwork and ultimately sheet metal was to lead to specialisation in ductwork contracting. Over the years, the group has diversified into related specialist areas including the manufacture and distribution of H&V products, fire resistant duct systems, fire resistant and acoustic coatings, duct cleaning, dry ice technology, robotic cleaning and inspection equipment.

Our annual sales are now in excess of £40 million worldwide, contributing to our expanding global presence.

Throughout the Group, we have maintained traditional apprenticeships and ongoing training at all levels of staff. We believe that this is, as always, the foundation for our future success. We have apprenticeship documents dating back to 1911. Our Apprenticeship Scheme won the Quality in Construction Apprenticeship Award 2008.

We offer structured training comprised of college programs and hands-on training through our mentoring system from fully qualified staff. The objective of our four-year training program is to equip all our employees with the skills necessary to enable them to realise their full potential.

We are able to provide the opportunity to be part of the team working on many of the UK's major construction projects. Previous apprentices have worked on landmark projects such as the T5 building at Heathrow Airport, whilst some of our current apprentices are working on the 2012 Olympic Park project.

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Job Shop is a free service provided by Sussex Downs College enabling employers to promote job openings and work experience opportunities to thousands of existing and ex-students of all ages.

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