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Appointment of 2013 apprentices

To attract new talent and skills to the company, as well as bringing long term job and career opportunities to the industry, electro mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International have recruited four 2013 apprentices and two intermediate manufacturing apprentices with the support of group training provider Tyne North Training.

The annual four stage process commences in June with an open day which involves local schools and colleges. Successful applicants embark on a four year apprenticeship programme resulting in accredited qualifications. The company operates a structured apprenticeship programme. Currently 14% of employees are apprentices working towards either the AEMT Electro Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme or a Mechanical Apprenticeship. Upon successful completion of the programme there are further opportunities of on-going future personal development to include HNC / HND qualifications, in addition to career progression within the company.

“We are passionate about investing in people in order to ensure we have the skills to continue to grow the business and become an Employer of Choice. Tyne North Training has supported us with our apprenticeship programme since 2003.It has been an extremely productive association as we have benefited from their expertise, passion and guidance which has resulted in 23 young people securing positions with the company.”

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