College takes on former Mettech apprentices

College takes on former Mettech apprentices
Falkirk Campus

A total of 38 modern apprentices will now complete their training at Forth Valley College after the sad news that the Mettech training company in Grangemouth has ceased trading.

As well as the new batch of MAs, FVC will welcome five new employers into its portfolio and several more non MA SVQ candidates, after the board of management of Mettech – who had been based in Grangemouth for nearly 50 years – took the difficult decision to shut the business at the end of September this year.

It is understood that due to this new enrolment FVC will need to recruit one full-time and one part-time Work Based Assessor in the short term at least and a full-time Business Development employee will also be needed to work closely with new local employers which include Norboard, Falcon Food, Superglass, O-I Glass and Bakkavor.

Caroline Hogg, FVC’s Client Manager in Business Development, said: “Forth Valley College and Mettech have had a fantastic long standing partnership and have worked together closely to make sure that the transition for both the apprentices and employers is as seamless as possible. We look forward to working with our new employers in our state of the art Falkirk HQ.”