Siemens is opening the first Junior Factory for apprentices at its facility in Congleton. The factory was launched during the Government’s ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ and was opened by UK and Ireland Chief Executive Roland Aurich. It will act as a ‘small factory within a factory’ run by a mixture of commercial and technical apprentices aged 16 to 21.

The apprentices will be responsible for the full breadth of the factory’s progress. The initiative will be open to all apprentices and graduates as part of Siemens’ plans to train young people in engineering and real business management.

The Junior Factory will manufacture a sub-assembly for supply into production of Siemens G120C drives, which was previously imported, and will represent a re-shoring of domestic manufacturing.