New Apprentices join SIM at Admission Court Dinner
SIM welcomed two new Apprentices to the Company on 24 October 2019. As part of the traditions of the Company, the Apprentices first attended a 'binding ceremony' at The Guildhall where they are 'bound' to an Apprentice Warden to learn the trade. This tradition links back to the times when a Livery Company ensured the quality of the goods within the City of London and those wishing the learn their trade were bound for a period in time to a 'Master' who was responsible for teaching them. Nowadays SIM offers young people opportunities to access support and mentoring in their education as an Apprentice, rather than working full time for the Company and learning on the job.
This is a real opportunity for SIM to Give Something Back and support potential new engineers and scientists with their education whilst maintaining the traditions of the City of London Livery Companies.