A County Durham engineering company is throwing its weight behind the Journal’s Proud to Back Apprenticeships campaign.
Bowburn’s Altec Engineering has eight apprentices and one post-graduate on its books.
The firm believes that, while they gain crucial training, they also contribute to the business’s bottom line, with one apprentice in particular, Steve Bland, making a strong impression.
Bland is currently studying on day release at Hartlepool College of Further Education for his HNC in Mechanical Engineering and has gained a number of crucial skills.
Altec’s managing director David Steel said: “Apprentices make a significant contribution to our business, not only from the work they do whilst they are training, but also in the stability they provide for the company as we look to the future.”