Greenergy backs apprenticeships

Greenergy’s new intake of apprentices
Greenergy’s new intake of apprentices
Four teenagers have taken their first steps into the world of work by securing apprenticeships at Greenergy on Teesside.
“The young people we recruit today will be our future leaders, running our fuel terminals and manufacturing facilities in the years to come,” said Chris Platt, Greenergy North Tees terminal manager.
“We employ more than 100 skilled workers on Teesside alone, so there is plenty of scope for young people to train with us to gain the experience they need to develop their careers.
“As a company we take an active role in encouraging students to continue to study science, technology, engineering and maths because we know how important it is for our everyday operations. By encouraging the next generation of engineers we are building the foundation for a successful future both for the apprentices themselves and our operations.”
This year’s apprentices have already completed a City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Process Operations. Over the next two years they will combine a Level 3 programme of study with hands-on experience, spending most of their time on-site putting theory into practice with their mentors and building the experience they need for their technical qualifications.
Dave Thompson, partnerships manager at TTE Technical Training Group, said: “It’s great to have sponsors like Greenergy who understand the value and importance of apprenticeships. The potential for apprenticeships to lead not only to rewarding careers, but to exciting senior roles at fantastic companies, should never be overlooked when considering options post-16. Forward thinking businesses like Greenergy recognise this and help to create opportunities for young people.”
Maddie Byrne from Redcar and Tom Wallace from Guisborough are now both apprentice process technicians and Tom Berry an apprentice mechanical fitter, all three are based at Greenergy’s biodiesel manufacturing plant at Seal Sands. This follows the successful completion of past apprenticeships resulting in permanent roles for Peter Lindley and Elliot Longmore, who are now part of the engineering team at the site.  In addition Cameron Walker from Stockton has started his process technician apprenticeship at the Greenergy North Tees Fuel Terminal, also at Seal Sands.