swapping apprentices

TRAILER manufacturer Cartwright, has embarked on a new initiative by swapping apprentices with one of its biggest customers, Royal Mail, to provide greater insight into each of the individual operations.

Six vehicle technician apprentices from Royal Mail Fleet had the opportunity to tour Cartwright’s factory at Altrincham, Cheshire, to find out how the trailers they repair are designed and made.

They learned about every stage of the process, from initial design through to final paint spraying, including Cartwright’s £1.8 million recently installed panel press, the paintshop and the freight and fabrications departments.

In return, five Cartwright apprentices visited the Royal Mail Fleet’s workshop at Crick, Northamptonshire, to learn more about the important role trailers play in Royal Mail and Parcel Force Worldwide’s operations.

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