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It pays to earn while you learn; ON OFFER: Apprenticeships for enthusiastic young people Advertorial.

TEENAGER Stacey Hadlum is part of a new team tasked with installing a new production system, after only four weeks into her new job at Terex Construction in Coventry, part of the EUR7 billion Terex Corporation.

The 19-year-old, one of four apprentices at the 8,000-machine manufacturing plant at Prologis Business Park, says her success is down to the confidence instilled in her by training provider Midland Group Training Services in Gulson Road, Coventry, where she spent a year as part of an Advanced Apprenticeship.

She said: "When I started at MGTS I really didn't have a clue but within a year I was operating lathes and mills and was doing some welding and electrical work. I flourished because everyone was so patient and helpful. The training was excellent and of a really high quality." Electrical engineer Richard Smith says earning while learning is the great advantage of apprenticeships.

The 22-year-old has bought a flat and had a couple of cars since he started working for EU-matic in Coventry Business Park, Canley in 2002. Now he hopes for promotion and said: "MGTS tutors gave me the desire to train and look ahead. They taught us to be multi-skilled so the more qualifications I take and the more I improve, are bonuses for the future."

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Date:Jun 14, 2007
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