recruitment, Apprentice, apprenticeships, STEM

ENGIE Fabricom Bolsters its Recruitment Processes and Appoints Eight New Apprentices

By | Apprenticeships

ENGIE Fabricom – has invested in a new apprentice recruitment programme deployed by the country’s major STEM education providers which has seen the business recruit eight new apprentices.


Working alongside both Middlesbrough College in Teesside and North Lindsey college, located in the Humber region ENGIE Fabricom has developed a process to attract the very best local talent.


The process involved candidates carrying out in-depth assessments at the Middlesbrough college’s state of the art £100m STEM centre facilities and the CATCH in Stallingborough’s impressive skills centre associated with the North Lindsey college.


Both centres have been designed to bridge the engineering skills gap in local regional hubs and simulate typical authentic industry settings to thoroughly prepare students for the workplace with transferrable skills.


Speaking about the appointment of the new apprentices, Richard Webster, CEO at ENGIE Fabricom said: “We have recognised that traditional recruitment processes are not suitable for appointing apprentices and it is really important that we take on the right people suited to the engineering construction industry that will really thrive with the correct training methods.


“We are delighted with our new processes – which enable us to see first-hand young people who have a natural flair for this type of work – and this new approach marks a real change in the way in which we attract, recruit develop and engage skilled tradespeople going forward. Our in-house career development plans are very robust and we want to have the very best people – to continue to deliver the highest quality solutions that we have become well known for, whilst also providing people with the opportunity to progress throughout the business.”


As part of the recruitment process ENGIE Fabricom shortlisted around 30 candidates from hundreds of applications who were then assessed at the educational centres in a number of team and individual tasks in a range of themes from health and safety, fabrication, teamwork and technical ability and communication.


The eight apprentices selected will now spend the next 10 months in college before joining ENGIE Fabricom at either its Middlesbrough or Immingham fabrication shops stepping into roles as welders, pipefitters, platers and electricians where they will continue on a comprehensive training and development programme with the business.


Speaking about providing apprenticeship opportunities in businesses, Karen Knights, Regional Manager, Northern Skills Group said: “It is great to see businesses such as ENGIE Fabricom adopt recruitment processes which involve utilising world class training centres to offer real-life on the job scenarios to enable companies to identify candidates who are suitable for positions within their businesses. It also gives students the opportunity to quickly identify whether that particular line of work is suitable for them.


“There is a fantastic pool of young talent throughout the country and it is very important that they are equipped with the right skills and practical experience before going into demanding roles. The apprentices with Northern Skills Group the training are of Middlesbrough College will receive the very highest levels of training before they start their exciting careers with one of the major players in the industry, ENGIE Fabricom.”


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Apprentices talented people

ENGIE Fabricom UK is looking for apprentices

By | Apprenticeships

ENGIE Fabricom is looking for apprentices to join our team.

We are passionate about attracting talented new people into engineering construction.

In 2018, we welcomed six apprentices into the ENGIE Fabricom family, and in 2019, we are looking for eight more apprentices, in the following construction and fabrication specialisms:

  • Welding
  • Pipefitting
  • Plating
  • Electrical

Geographically, the roles will be divided between Middlesbrough and Immingham, which means we have great opportunities in Teesside and North East Lincolnshire.

No previous experience is needed – just the right grades, enthusiasm, team-spirit, and the passion to succeed.

Please apply by sending your CV to:

If you have any questions, please call +44 (0) 333 207 4411


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We are extremely proud of our successful Apprentice Technician Training Programme. We employ around 8 apprentices every year which we train and develop in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

We work in partnership with industry organisations to deliver our training; including Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education and Middlesbrough College.

Branden Duffield

Branden Duffield Named Best Practical Welder 2019

By | Apprenticeships, Awards

Branden Duffield nominated for an award:


On Friday 5th April 2019 Craig Welford, Managing Director, Andy Yuille, QA / QC Engineer, Lee Tyas, Construction Manager and Sam Dearing, Head of Human Resources from ENGIE Fabricom UK attended The Welding Institute (TWI) annual awards dinner at The Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, where our year one Welding Apprentice, Branden Duffield was nominated for an award.

ENGIE Fabricom is proud to say that Branden was named Best Practical Welder 2019, and is pictured above left receiving the award from Ian Hogarth, President of the Teesside branch of The Welding Institute.

ENGIE Fabricom was invited to the event by Northern Skills Group, in association with Middlesbrough College, and Branden is one of four apprentices who will leave Middlesbrough College’s STEM Centre this summer to start work in our Sotherby Road Facility, Middlesbrough.  It has also been confirmed that all four apprentices have successfully passed their final exams in the last week, and are now focusing on honing their practical skills before leaving college in June.


ENGIE Fabricom encourages apprentices to join our team, read more here

We are extremely proud of our successful Apprentice Technician Training Programme. We employ around 8 apprentices every year which we train and develop in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).

We work in partnership with industry organisations to deliver our training; including Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education and Middlesbrough College.

Kye Pearce, Apprentice Welder and A Success!

By | Apprenticeships

3rd Year Apprentice Welder

Based at our Sotherby Road facility (Middlesbrough) Kye stands out for a number of reasons.

Kye’s physical presence is the first thing you will notice – he is a ‘big lad’, but he certainly is not intimidating. Quiet by nature this young man has found his calling – he is a natural welder.

Unfazed by anything we have asked him to do, he volunteered to work away from home to gain experience at the ‘sharp end’, working on a time bound ‘turnaround’ on a leading Oil and Gas company refinery.

After 2 weeks in this high pressure, delivery based environment, Kye came away with glowing recommendations and a zero weld repair rate, not bad for an apprentice. But it’s not only his performance that makes Kye a success, it’s his attitude, his desire to learn, his willingness to listen and his ambition to be the best he can.

In a recent routine appraisal Kye scored an unprecedented 49/55, going over and above requirements in 9 out of 11 categories and meeting requirements in the remaining 2.

Kye initially attracted interest from us back in 2013 when he was first interviewed for an apprenticeship with the company, what stood out for the interview panel was that Kye had voluntary attended his training school (NETA Stockton) for the past 12 months to learn engineering. The school, located 14 miles from his home address was a daily bus journey starting at 7.30am every morning.  This attitude and an eye to learn and advance, in his now chosen profession of welding is credit to Kye and all the hard work and commitment he has shown.

A great story not only for Kye but for his employer’s ENGIE Fabricom.

Apprentice Welder

Professionalism  ■  Integrity  ■  Trust  ■  Team Spirit

Nuclear Training Programme – Track 11 Boarding Day in Paris

By | Apprenticeships

Three of our Nuclear graduates attend the annual Nuclear Training Programme Track 11 Boarding Day in Paris.

Stuart Dunn and Jordan McGovan from Fabricom Offshore Services along with Lewis Humphrey from our Consultancy, Engineering Design Office at Grimsby attended the event with Yvonne Day, our Resources & Development Director UK.

The program, run by ENGIE is for 1 year and includes more than 1400 hours of training in France and Belgium, in all aspects of nuclear energy, with priority given to safety, covering production, maintenance, fuel and waste management, decommissioning, and more.

Yvonne Day commented: “This is not a program for the faint hearted, it has examination based modules and needs a great deal of personal hours as well to be able to succeed. It is a real commitment by these individuals who now follow the others who have successfully completed the program.  The candidates will also become part of the wider ENGIE Nuclear network community and our businesses fully support this development as part of their CPD.

We wish them every success in the future.”

Professionalism  ■  Integrity  ■  Trust  ■  Team Spirit

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