Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TTE Apprentices Switch on with British Energy

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TTE Apprentices Switch on with British Energy

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Tte Management and Technical Training's innovative Student Engineering Programme (STEP) is continuing to be a successful route into industry for young people in the Tees Valley as part of its Centre of Vocational Excellence with Redcar & Cleveland College.

TTE is currently undertaking a placement programme with its partners in Tees Valley industry to provide sponsorship for 85 of its young people.

The unique programme provides two-year engineering/process training leading to an Advanced Apprenticeship, subject to sponsorship, in disciplines including Instrumentation, Machining, Chemical, Mechanical Fitting and Electrical Engineering.

Qualifications on offer as part of the SEP including an NVQ Level 2 in Engineering and City & Guilds in Engineering and Process Plant Operations.

As well as comprehensive, high quality practical experience students also receive vital Key Skills training and personal development.

Hartlepool-based British Energy has confirmed it is sponsoring four young people from the Tees Valley who will begin their Advanced Apprenticeship later this year. British Energy has worked closely with TTE for over 14 years and provides apprentices with a wide range of workplace experience to enable them to complete their NVQ and academic studies.

The students who are all set to complete the STEP in August, were selected by British Energy through a comprehensive interview process.

Two of the young people, Atiq Hussain, 19 and Ross Aitkenhead, 18, both from Stockton, will be working towards a Electrical Maintenance Advanced Apprenticeship. Jack Coombs, 18, from Redcar and Steven White, 22, from Billingham are embarking on an Instrument Control Advanced Apprenticeship.

The young people will spend four days a week on site at British Energy, which is the largest producer of electricity in the UK. The apprentices will gain the highest standard of vocational training, monitored by both TTE and British Energy, including work-based skills, which will benefit their ongoing careers in industry. …

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