We are pleased to announce that ENGIE Fabricom UK Ltd has started the recruitment process for the 2020 intake of apprentices. Last year, we recruited eight apprentices across Teesside and North East Lincolnshire, and are hoping to mirror this in 2020.
Last year saw an investment in a new apprentice recruitment programme deployed by the country’s major STEM education providers, which involved carrying out in-depth assessments at Middlesbrough College’s state of the art STEM centre, and CATCH’s impressive skills centre associated with North Lindsey College.
We also recognised the importance of introducing the apprentices to the Company throughout the early stages of their apprenticeship and not just from their second year. We arranged for work experience and in-house training to be delivered during their half term by Ronnie Reason, HSE Manager, and Lee Standland, HSE Advisor. This proved to be a valuable experience.
James Anderson, Welding Apprentice said: “The whole team have been welcoming to us and have done everything in their power to make us feel comfortable. I had a great welding teacher and as a result my skills have greatly improved since I arrived”.
Ronnie Reason, HSE Manager (left) and Lee Tyas, Regional Site Services Manager (right) with our North East Apprentices
Our East apprentices during their work experience
Mark Astwood, Manufacturing Facility Manager, commented on the process: “The new selection process of choosing our apprentices last year gave ENGIE Fabricom the opportunity to assess the new intakes on various skill levels – though the standard was extremely high and all applicants did themselves proud – four very talented and eager individuals were selected.
The difference in skill level from intake to their recent fortnight spell at the facility, is a credit to themselves and all involved in their journey to becoming qualified tradesmen. All comments from facility employees were positive, which showed in their willingness to pass on important tacit knowledge. We look forward to their next session in April to see how they have utilised the lessons learnt”.
Lee Tyas, Regional Site Services Manager commented: “The intake process that we are adopting is being developed upon each year, and last year’s process saw us receive 400 applicants. These were reviewed and sixteen were selected to attend an assessment day at the STEM centre. The STEM centre has been instrumental in assisting us with the assessment of the applicants. It was extremely difficult to carry out the selection process due to the overall high quality of all applicants.
The four successful applicants started their journey with us last year, and over the past 6 months that they have been at college, we have received very good progress feedback for all four apprentices. From this we have held discussions with them to advise that we are extremely happy with all of their progress to date and to keep it up.
Ronnie Reason, Safety Manager provided on-board training for them during their half term to ensure they are aware of the safety requirements for when they attend the Sotherby Road workshop in April”.
Applications are now open for this years intake of Apprentices, and all CV’s and cover letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd April 2020.
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