Cleveland Bridge UK has continued its commitment to developing its future workforce with the recruitment of its latest cohort of apprentices.
A group of nine young people have joined the company working towards NVQ Level 3 and 4 qualifications in a range of business and industry disciplines alongside gaining workplace experience, which will be invaluable for their future careers with the Darlington-based company.
The latest cohort of apprentices – which include (above, left to right) Liam Warters, Jay Mclean, Kyle Spencer, Daniel Boyes, Leo Gibson and Afsar Choudhury – form part of Cleveland Bridge’s ongoing commitment to its membership of the 5% Club.
The club is made up of more than 250 UK companies to have pledged that 5% of the workforce will comprise apprentices and graduates within a five-year period.
However, Cleveland Bridge, which is keen to create a long-term sustainable workforce, is already exceeding that target.
Among its latest intake, those apprentices training in business administration, HR support, procurement and ICT will attend Darlington College as part of the scheme, while those specialising in fabrication and maintenance will attend Hartlepool College.
The company’s award-winning apprenticeship programme, which has been recognised at both regional and national level, is highly-respected within the industry, having produced some highly-talented and skilled individuals.
Managing director Chris Droogan said: “Our apprenticeship programme is central to the company’s ongoing success, and this latest cohort reflects our ongoing requirement to develop and nurture new talent.
“It also underlines the importance of not only passing on traditional skills to the next generation but in providing a whole new range of skills for development opportunities.
“I’d like to welcome the apprentices to the company and look forward to them making a valuable contribution to the future success of Cleveland Bridge UK.”