Apprenticeships: Investing in the future of FHP
03 March 2015
Following on from our successes in the past in recruiting young apprentices from Rolls Royce North East Training Centre, FHP are pleased to announce the employment of 4 new apprentices.
Riccardo Tanoh, Phillip Bell, Martin Riddle, and Ethan Carroll will begin work with FHP in March.
Initially forty budding young engineers applied for 2 positions, however the standard of applicant was so high that FHP have decided to employ an extra 2 apprentices. FHP are committed to developing engineering skills, and were quick to acknowledge the skills shortage in the field. We have recruited apprentices for the past 15 years, and at present have 3 apprentices who are due to complete the scheme in June, and another who will become an Engineering Technician the following year. Throughout the three years, apprentices rotate across the business to give them a broader understanding of how the company operates. The well established course combines work based activities and college work to an HNC standard. We are confident that the four new starters will be able to bring what they are learning in the classroom into the workplace, and develop their skills in both fields of electrical and hydraulic engineering.
Following the employment of the 4 apprentices, Managing Director Peter Fraser said “As a company we invest time, money and resources in our apprentices, but it’s an investment that pays dividends and it’s very satisfying to see young people developing into competent employees making a significant contribution to the growth of our company.”
We look forward to introducing the apprentices into our workforce on a day release basis from March.