Our Apprenticeship Scheme
Our apprentices are an integral part of us achieveing our company philosophy. We aim to train home grown talent to compete on a world stage, to deliver hydraulic engineering products and services across the globe.
Our apprenticeship scheme was established in 1995 and the company has consistently invested in apprentices. In 2011, we received the National Skills Academy award for Long-Term Contribution To Apprenticeships, and in 2019 our Founder, Paul Griffiths, was awarded an MBE for Services to Engineering Skills and Apprenticeships in Teesside in the New Year’s Honours.
Each year we recruit apprentices in Mechanical Fitting, Pipe Fitting and Welding, often recruiting from local training colleges. We look for apprentices who have a genuine interest in engineering, who can demonstrate commitment to developing their skills, who have a great attitude towards work and personal development and who have an excellent attendance record at school and college.
Depending on the training route, we also require apprentices to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including the higher paper in Maths for Mechanical Engineering).
Apprentices must also be ready to travel within the UK and eventually abroad, as this is a key part of our work.
During an apprenticeship you will follow our rigorous training programme, which is delivered and assessed in addition to the national apprenticeship framework/NVQs. We have a dedicated Technical Trainer who will deliver practical and theoretical training and conduct assessments. You will also have the opportunity to attend a course delivered by the National Fluid Power Centre.
Join our team
We are currently recruiting a services and outages manager to join our team. You can read more about the role here.