Following a series of successful open days KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) has increased its intake of apprentices.
The open days enabled potential trainees and their parents or guardians to see first-hand what a modern manufacturing apprenticeship could offer.
As a result the company has offered positions to 12 students, three times its usual intake.
The new trainees will benefit from KMF's commitment to developing skills and opportunities.
"We were very pleased with the response to our open days and the resulting high quality of those that went on to apply for one of our apprenticeships," said KMF Training Centre Manager Jenny Conlon.
"What we have seen at these events gave us the confidence to expand our investment in training the next generation of engineers."
KMF continues to invest in developing the skills it needs for the future and is embarking on a number of local initiatives to raise awareness of the careers on offer within sheet metal manufacturing.
"As a business, we appreciate the value that apprentices bring to our plans, and by making this investment we are ensuring that we have the skill-base for all areas of our operation, whether that be on the shop floor or in areas of management," added Jenny Conlon.