TTE extend ties with business community to support aspiring trades people

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Adam Wharry, Bob Heron and Apprenticeship Sales Manager at TTE, Becky Brown

TTE has expanded its network of businesses that support the training of young people from across the region and has placed one of its trainees with Heron Contracting, a Richmond-based professional services provider.

Adam Wharry, 18, from Yarm, has recently completed his Level 2 & 3 in electricals at TTE and will now spend the remaining two years of his apprenticeship with Heron, where he will gain vital on-the-job experience working on a range of electrical projects as well as associate trades to broaden his skills base.

The company approached TTE following a recommendation from one of its team and was impressed with its industry-standard training facilities and comprehensive curriculum.

After interviewing a group of candidates Adam was deemed the best fit and showed an eagerness to learn.

Heron, which was established in 1985 by Bob Heron, has a proud history of supporting apprentices and has a number of long-serving employees that were originally apprentices before joining its team permanently.

The firm’s managing director Bob Heron said: “TTE has a reputation throughout the North East for being one of the best training providers.

“It has been at the heart of Teesside’s industrial sector for decades and its trainees receive a very high standard of training.

“We’re delighted to have reached a training agreement with TTE and expect it to be a long and rewarding relationship that helps us to grow our workforce, which will generate employment opportunities for trainees at the organisation.”

TTE managing director Steve Grant added: “We have an excellent relationship with businesses operating in the engineering, electrical and chemical industries, which we utilise to help our young people gain experience and ultimately employment after their training.

“Heron Contracting has been supporting apprentices for a long time and we’d encourage other local businesses to follow its lead; apprentices are great assets and are often invited to stay on as permanent employees.”


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