The Company supports apprenticeships and training, usually in association with specialist teaching organisations. Examples include:

  • The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship for 15/16 year old technology students to study engineering, with mentoring support
  • Grants to City and Guilds trainees
  • Awards to junior doctors to support further learning through the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Supporting a former military service person to learn new skills through Help For Heroes
  • A young apprentice with William Smith, who have made needles and pins at their Neptune Works since 1835 and who are well known for sail-making products
  • Support for an apprentice at Entaco, a company still making needles in the UK
  • Grants to numerous schools, including equipment at Treloar's School for disabled children and young adults

City and Guilds Prize Giving at Mansion House