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JCB APPRENTICE Amelia Dartnell, of Leek, is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by taking centre stage to share her career highlights with the next generation of potential recruits.

Amelia, 24, will share her experiences with visitors to the JCB Apprenticeships Open Day on Saturday February 11, encouraging local school-leavers and people considering a career change to follow in her footsteps and kickstart a career with the world leading construction equipment manufacturer.

The Rocester-based company is opening the doors of its World Headquarters’ Global Learning Centre on Saturday, February 11 to launch its 2023 recruitment process. It hopes to welcome hundreds of young people, parents and teachers who are keen to learn more about the wide range of engineering, business and manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities.

The digger giant is recruiting new apprentices for its September 2023 intake and apprenticeships will range from Level 2 welding and assembly opportunities for ages 16+ to Level 3 Manufacturing, Engineering and Technician posts as well as business-wide degree apprenticeships.

The Open Day will feature two sessions – 9.30am to 12 noon and 1pm to 3.30pm – with insight talks on the journey through a JCB apprenticeship, how to apply, opportunities for women in engineering and the exciting projects which apprentices take part in.

Quality Technician Apprentice Amelia, a former Endon High School pupil, studied Healthcare and Health Sciences before joining JCB in 2021. She said: “I wanted to challenge myself by learning completely new skills which I can utilise inside and outside of work. JCB is the heart of the manufacturing industry not just in Staffordshire but globally too, and I am proud to be a part of the family.

“My ambitions for the future are to eventually climb my way up the ladder and get involved in as many projects as I can. I love challenging myself and JCB provides that drive to keep me motivated.

“At the open day I will be manning the Level 3 apprenticeships room, highlighting the numerous schemes which we have available as well as the brilliant extra-curricular projects which we get involved in too.”

JCB Early Career Talent Manager Neil Fowkes added: “National Apprenticeship Week really gives us the chance to shine the spotlight on our brilliant young people. They are the best ambassadors for our programme and a real inspiration for anyone considering a career in engineering, manufacturing or business with us.

“The opportunities to develop a great career are vast in a global business like JCB and we hope young people from across the Staffordshire Moorlands will come along and talk to Amelia and many more of our apprentices on February 11th. It could be their first step on an incredibly exciting pathway into work.”

Find out more about apprenticeships and careers at JCB at Anyone interested in attending the JCB Apprenticeships Open Day can register at

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