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Houghton International holds successful apprentice recruitment assessment day

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Newcastle based electro-mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International held a successful Apprentice Recruitment Assessment Day on 24th July following an Open day on 4th July. The company aim to recruit 5 more full time apprentices to join in Autumn 2012, increasing the number of trainees up to 15.

The apprenticeship programme offered is the AEMT (Association of Mechanical and Electrical Trades) Electro Mechanical Apprenticeship Programme, delivered in conjunction with Loughborough College. This is a four year work based / block release Apprenticeship Programme leading to: Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) L2,BTEC Diploma in Engineering L3,NVQ Electrical and Electronic Engineering L3,City and Guilds 2330, 3 Repair Units and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS.)

Upon successful completion of the programme there will be further opportunities of on-going future personal development to include HNC / HND qualifications, in addition to career progression within Houghton International.

Jacqueline Mason, HR Manager commented “ We are passionate about investing in people in order to ensure we have the skills to continue to grow the business.Our first Apprentice Open Day held last year proved extremely successful. Five apprentices were recruited who are currently completing their first year of the programme. We are also in discussion with a number of further education providers to work towards accredited work based learning across the company, which is part of our objective to be an Employer of Choice.”

For more information, please contact:  Jacqueline Mason, HR Manager on: +44 (0)191 234 3000 or email: careers@houghton-international.com

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