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Eclipse Magnetics apprenticeship case study

Snapshot of Eclipse Magnetics

With 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high performance magnetic systems, we supply critical equipment to some of the leading names in the most demanding industries. Our magnetic technology is widely used at leading worldwide companies and in major development projects, all requiring a guarantee of equipment performance.

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The Employer

With 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high performance magnetic systems, Eclipse Magnetics supply critical equipment to some of the leading names in the most demanding industries.

“Interserve Learning & Employment has a unique way of understanding each individual brief. We had interviewed many other people but had failed to find the right candidate. Interserve responded promptly and knew exactly what we were after.”

“When recruiting our first apprentice, we had interviewed many other candidates for the position but as soon as Alice came in I knew she was the one for us.”

Rachael explains how taking on an apprentice not only benefited the wider company but also her team as a whole.

“After a while you realise that all of the initial groundwork in the first few weeks has paid off, and they are actually helping you in your role and proving to be a great asset to the company in general.”

Eclipse Magnetics was so pleased with Alice that they went on to employ many more apprentices to support their business growth. After just one year, Jordan started as their second apprentice and is proving to be another great asset. For any company looking to take the leap and recruit an apprentice to join their team, Rachael says: “Young people should not be underestimated. If you are prepared to put the effort in, it pays back tenfold. I would highly recommend it.”

Employing young apprentices has revived the office and has really opened the company’s eyes to what is possible – it has been a great success for us all.

The Apprentice

After finishing school, 16-year-old Alice had started and left two sixth forms before deciding that it definitely wasn’t the right thing for her.

"I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to think for myself. I wanted a job where I could start to gain some responsibility"

Alice discussed her options with the team at Interserve and decided that an apprenticeship would give her the responsibility and wage she wanted, at the same time as allowing her to continue her education. Alice went for an interview at Eclipse Magnetics in Sheffield in March 2014 and shone through as the perfect candidate they were looking for.

During her first year, as well as successfully completing her level 2 qualification in Business Admin, Alice also won an award for Exceptional Contribution!

Her role in Customer Service has developed over the past two years and she has now been given the responsibility for looking after a large corporate customer. Her involvement in project management has developed her skills further, enabling her to start her degree level apprenticeship in April.

In just two years, Alice has really succeeded in her role and is looking forward to going as far as she can within the business

"I really want to progress and make a difference"

"Being in a permanent job role, earning a wage and being part of the team is a great change from sixth form."

"I loved the idea that my qualifications would be work-based. As I grew more confident in my job role I was given more responsibilities and this enabled me to progress to the next level. I had lots of help from my colleagues and Interserve and I have now worked my way from level 2 up to level 4 which I will be starting very soon. I have GREAT support and I am now really excited to be starting a degree level apprenticeship!"


At Interserve Learning & Employment we’re able to give help and advice to all clients, particularly those who are taking on an apprentice for the first time. We pride ourselves on evaluating each applicant sufficiently. This helps to match the right candidate to the right role. Our specialist Trainer Assessors can ensure both the client and learner are happy throughout the process. Contact us today to speak to one of our dedicated team and we can help you to find your perfect match.