WINSFORD based Tiger Trailers is on the lookout to employ new apprentices from next month as GCSE and A Level results are revealed.

The firm which employs more than 200 staff, announced in April that it had a £22 million investment plan to create 270 new jobs and build a 125,000 sq ft factory to manufacture commercial trailers.

The firm has now announced that it is now looking for up to 15 new apprentices and is asking those young people who get their exam results over the next couple of weeks to consider a career in engineering.

The firm's two-year apprenticeship programme is run in conjunction with Mid Cheshire College, with young people gaining a level 2 in engineering manufacturing, at the end of the course.

Helen Jennings, Tiger Trailers human resources manager said. “We are a business built around our employees, without their passion we wouldn’t be in the position we are today – and our apprentices are the next generation.

“Our apprentice programme has been specifically designed to give talented youngsters an alternative career path. If they want to work hard, learn a host of real skills, and earn a wage while they do it, then we are more than happy to invest in their future.”

Kane Martin, one of the firm's current first year apprentices, said: “The apprentice programme is really challenging but also really rewarding. Working so closely with my mentor day to day gives me loads of opportunities to learn and develop new skills. Everyone was really welcoming from day one; now I feel like I’ve been here for years!”

Darren Holland, the firm's sales director, added: “I started as an engineering apprentice, learning all the skills on the shop floor. Without that experience, I wouldn’t be where I am today. The things I learned set me on my way, giving me the confidence and industry knowledge to move into the back office where I’ve gone from strength to strength.”