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Apprentice Case Studies

Case studies about, and written by, our apprentices:

Apprentice Case Study - Craig - Programming Technician


Craig always knew he wanted to work in engineering.  So when the opportunity of an apprenticeship at Hydram came along, he took it.  He now works as a CADCAM programmer.  Discover Craig's story here.  MORE

Apprentice Case Study - Sophy - Welding Technician

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When she was young, Sophy’s family were keen on go-kart racing - but she was more interested in keeping the vehicles moving.  Today she’s a Welding Technician and works on the vehicles that keep the construction industry moving.  Find out more here.  MORE

Apprentice Case Study - Liam - Quality Technician

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Liam’s first love was football.  As a player, he was highly reliable and a good communicator – qualities that are even more important now that he’s an Apprentice Quality Control Technician.  That’s because he’s responsible for the accuracy of hundreds of critical machine parts.  Discover Liam's story here.  MORE

Apprenticeship First Month - Laser Operating
The 2015 intake of young people employed at Hydram as apprentices started with the company September 7th.  They undertook a full week induction and have now had an opportunity to experience sheet metal manufacture first hand by being on shop floor rotations.  Apprentice Hayley Scarr explains what she has been learning during her first month.  MORE

Batch Manufacture of Light Fittings
Hydram first year engineering apprentice James Rhymer has produced a case study detailing problem solving and production process for a large contract for manufacturing lighting fittings.  MORE

Recruitment Hydram Sheet Metalwork currently employs over 250 people in its precision sheet metal fabrication business and takes it commitment to staff training, development and retention very seriously.  See the current job vacancies available here. Read More >
Company Profile Established in 1977 and employing over 250 people in its 115,000 square foot facility, Hydram Sheet Metalwork is one of the largest sheet metal fabrication companies in Europe.  The company is committed to providing outstanding manufacturing services working closely with customers to establish long-term partnerships. Read More >