Emmaleigh Thornton is the latest recruit to join Triton Showers as an MGTS apprentice.

Earlier this year, due to circumstances beyond her control, Emmaleigh was seeking a new employer just two years into her apprenticeship. Lee Beesley, her MGTS Training & Development Adviser (TDA) came to the rescue.

“Lee went above and beyond to help me get another chance to finish my apprenticeship and I couldn’t thank him more. I really appreciate all that Lee and everyone at MGTS has done for me.” Emmaleigh said.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Triton Showers, and I knew that Emmaleigh would fit in perfectly with her skill set, abilities, and aspirations. When employers, training providers and apprentices support each other with the goal of developing talent it’s a win-win all round.” Lee comments.

Emmaleigh will be working alongside former MGTS apprentice Lewis Brocklehurst. Lewis completed his apprenticeship in June 2022 and is currently employed as a Product Engineer. He tells us: “I enjoyed my apprenticeship and would highly recommend this pathway into the industry. I enjoyed the mix of working and learning so that I could develop work-based, industry specific and academic skills and knowledge at the same time, all whilst earning.

“Lee was also my TDA, and I found him supportive and genuinely interested in my progression throughout the apprenticeship, always making time to resolve any issues I had. He would encourage me to complete the work to the best standard possible and ahead of schedule which allowed me to complete my End Point Assessment earlier than others.

“The support from Triton has also been excellent and they continue to develop my learning in the workplace, continually expanding my knowledge and skills. This allows me to work on bigger, more challenging tasks and projects and as a result I am becoming a better asset to the company. I can offer my resource to a wider range of tasks, helping achieve targets and deadlines. I am looking forward to supporting Emmaleigh and being part of the team that helps her develop into a valued, skilled engineer.”