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Our apprenticeship and training programmes

At Houghton International everyone matters and we are committed to providing apprenticeship and training opportunities in order to develop our people to be the best.

A range of apprenticeship and training opportunities are offered by Houghton International. We are committed to investing in the development of our employees so we hire based on attitude then deliver training to ensure our people have the skills they need.

Every employee at Houghton International has a Personal Development Plan (PDP), with regular one to one discussions scheduled to discuss training, development and progression opportunities in line with both personal and business needs.

Training available includes Level 2 qualifications in manufacturing or engineering and a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Engineering.

A Houghton International apprenticeship

Apprentices have always been an integral part of Houghton International’s workforce and are key to the future of the business.

Our apprentices divide their time between college and the workplace, learning as they work over the course of four years. With mentoring, a buddy system and regular progress reviews, we ensure every apprentice is supported and made to feel part of the team from the very start.

Our award-winning apprenticeship scheme is delivered in conjunction with Tyne North Training and results in formal qualifications through a combination of work based learning and formal block release. The apprenticeship scheme follows a structured four year Modern Apprenticeship Programme in Engineering, resulting in industry-recognised academic and vocational qualifications.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be further opportunities for ongoing personal development, including HNC/HND qualifications in addition to career progression within the company.

Take a look at our Day in the Life page to find out more about what it’s like to be an apprentice at Houghton International, or get in touch with us by emailing careers@houghton-international.com.

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