Training the next generation
TEG is a big supporter of taking on apprentices.
“For every apprentice I take on my hair turns even greyer, but if we don’t invest in training the next generation of craftsmen then we will end up losing our traditional British case making skills,” Ian explains, adding: “We took on Shaun at the age of 18 and he has been with us for 11 years. Reiss has been with us for nine weeks and doing really well. Joe my son has been with us since he was a baby. Whenever he claimed to be not well enough to attend school we brought him to the workshop. Funnily enough he wasn’t sick that often! He learnt from an early age about our family’s work ethic. Paying apprentices the right money and training them the right way is imperative. If we all do this in the gun trade then we will continue to lead the world in what we do. If there’s a kid that wants to learn and is willing to work, then give them a chance.”
To apply for an apprenticeship, email:
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