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North East training centre to engineer apprentices’ future


A world class engineering company is launching a training centre as it looks to inspire and hire young talent in the region. Press shot 5

Headquartered in Middlesbrough, Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH) is opening its in-house training scheme for hydraulic engineers, as it makes plans of expansion for the future.

IMH, which offers services in engineering, design and manufacturing, employs over 40 people, and will host an advanced apprenticeship programme within the training centre.

Managing director Nathanael Allison commented: “I believe that the gentle recovery we are now experiencing in the economy is significantly supported by small and medium sized businesses; businesses just like us.

“At IMH our strengths come from our technical expertise, our world class hydraulic knowledge. To ensure we continue our long term sustainable growth, we have to invest in passing on that knowledge from our experienced engineers to the next and coming generations of young people.”

He added: “This training centre is a long term commitment in nurturing engineers for the future, primarily for our internal staff, but also for the local economy by potentially delivering short basic hydraulic courses to other engineering businesses in the North East.”

The scheme, which will mould its apprentices into hydraulic engineers, will provide bespoke training courses at stage one, and will be headed by IMH owner, Paul Griffiths.

Founded by Mr Griffiths over 30 years ago, the innovative firm won the Long-Term Contribution to Apprenticeships award by the UK National Skills Council in 2011, and is aiming to boost engineering excellence in the North East.

The launch will be hosted at IMH’s site on Friday 3rd October 2014, where networking, lunch, workshops, and a tour of the centre will be taking place. Business leaders, local government officials, educational establishments and apprentices are looking to attend.

For more information on IMH and its services, please visit: http://www.imh-uk.com/

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