Unassailable Fit & Forget Pressure Moulded Cable Systems for Hostile Environments

National Apprenticeship Week: another occasion to celebrate our apprentices

  • February 10, 2022
SMI employee Annabel during a working day at SMI

Scientific Management International (SMI) designs and manufactures hostile environment cable harness systems that are the “fit and forget” central nervous systems for cutting edge platforms across aerospace, submarines, surface vessels, renewable energy platforms and transport infrastructures.  

Now, in “National Apprenticeship Week”, we’d like to take a few moments to reflect on how rewarding an apprentice scheme can be for individuals and companies alike. We’ve introduced numerous young people to successful careers in many forms of engineering over past years.

SMI deploy advanced proprietary technologies in the manufacture of our products, which must consistently meet the very highest quality standards across the globe. Our senior engineers are world renowned experts so we need to build exceptional teams – capable of understanding and delivering the very best.  

As a result, our apprentices are immersed in training and high technology from the very start. Skills are developed and honed by us, for us, so our teams deliver the support our senior engineers need.      

Apprentices benefit hugely from the scheme. Not only do they gain paid employment in a role that has real prospects, real meaning and exacting standards – right first time, every time, but they are part of growing and dynamic team pursuing the goal of ten times growth in ten years! 

Enrolment in our Apprentices scheme means valuable qualifications. On-the-job coaching, training days from experts and day release to local colleges, mean all our apprentices achieve L3 Engineering certification. 

A number have gone on to take more senior roles within the company, including Cell Leading, Team Leadership, Quality and Compliance – even Engineering and Technical Director, like the current incumbent Glen Richardson! 

We recognise as the application of technologies grow and evolve we must continue to progress our in-house skills base. Our apprentices are a vital part of our long-term strategy for success. We also work closely with one of the top Universities, sponsoring a PhD programme developing tomorrow’s technologies – today!

If you’re considering a career in engineering, we think an apprenticeship presents a great pathway. Maybe you should consider SMI. Our apprentice recruitment starts towards the end of the year and we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Read more about SMI’s engineering apprenticeship programs.