Apprentice Team Building Residentials
Some apprentices would say it is the highlight of their year! Others prefer to stay indoors... Find out what they get up to on the annual residential course here!
An integral part of any Hydram apprenticeship is the opportunity to attend not one, but two, residential trips. The first year trip is an excellent team building opportunity, designed to bind the apprentice group together. It takes place in October allowing the new apprentice group, who start the program in the September, to work together and develop working relationships. The activities are designed to push apprentices out of their individual comfort zones, encourage them to support each other and overcome personal challenges.
ABOVE: The 2015 Apprentice Group (back row left to right) Tyler Kettridge, James Adams, Kieren Jowett, Hayley Scarr, Savannah-Rose Turnbull, Amy Stockill, Neil Mawson - Training Manager, Owen Jones - Graduate Engineer. (front row left to right) Peter Thompson, Jamie Dalton.
ABOVE: Ladder climbing challenge, Weardale
ABOVE: Canoeing on Ulswater, Cumbria
The second year trip is an altogether different residential. Apprentices are challenged with a range of activities unknown to them until they arrive at the first destination. These activities are designed to strengthen bonds between them to form a productive problem solving group. Second year apprentices are issued nothing more than a kit list and a mission briefing.
ABOVE: The 2014 Apprentice Group (left to right), James Rhymer, Neil Mawson - Training Manager, Christopher Richardson, Liam Craggs, Lewis Mawson, Sophy Bage, Peter McAuley – Project Engineer
ABOVE: Mine Exploring, Smallclough Mine, Weardale.
ABOVE: Raft building on Sweethope Lough, Northumberland.
Previous activities have included: