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Apprentices achieve qualification!

February 2016

Hydram second year apprentices have successfully completed an integral part of their apprenticeship programme.  The three second year learners (pictured below left to right), Lewis Mawson, Liam Craggs and Cameron Gray, have all successfully completed the EAL qualification in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.  The qualification has been achieved by the apprentices while they have completed a series of projects for Hydram Engineering. 

Training Manager Neil Mawson explains the importance of this qualification, “the PLTS qualification allows apprentices to demonstrate how they plan, implement and reflect upon challenges and projects within a working environment.  It helps to support the learning process and ensures that they can function as a part of a project team.” 

Congratulations to them all.

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Apprentice of the Year!

December 2015

To celebrate the success of the Hydram Apprenticeship programme, Hydram Chairman John Young, awarded the coveted title of “Apprentice of the Year” to Liam Craggs.  The process of deciding which of the Hydram apprentices should be awarded the title is a combination of measuring attitude, commitment and improvement over the course of the apprenticeship programme.  It was decided that Liam should be awarded the honour due to his dedication and personal improvements he has made during his role within the quality department.

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Apprentices Roam the Great Outdoors - and Survive!

November 2015

2015 Apprentice Residential Report

Hydram's thirteen apprentices have just returned from their 2015 residential trips.  The first-years spent two nights in Ireshopeburn for a series of activities including gorge walking, canoeing on Ullswater, a high ropes course and mine exploring.  The second-years went to Allendale and among other activities, spent one night living under the stars in shelters built by themselves.  MORE

A New Lantern For Guy Fawkes

October 2015

Guy Fawkes replica lantern

First-year apprentice, Jamie Dalton, had to learn traditional sheet metalworking techniques in order to manufacture a replica of the lantern that Guy Fawkes was said to have been holding when he was captured under the Houses of Parliament on the night in 1605 when the Gunpowder Plot was discovered.  MORE

2015 Engineering Apprenticeships Begin

September 2015

Engineering Apprenticeships in Sheet Metal Working

In September 2015 Hydram Engineering Ltd employed its newest batch of Apprentices; the eight young people commenced their roles on September 7th, and are a mixture of disciplines, including Safety, Health & Environment, Purchasing, Toolmaking, Mechanical Manufacture and Business Administration. MORE

Hydram Shortlisted for The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015 

September 2015

Sheet Metal manufacturing business Hydram Engineering Ltd has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015, sponsored by NatWest.  Hydram will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country for the award of Partnership with Education 2015. MORE

Manufacturing Apprentices Escape to Weardale!

October 2014

Apprentices from large north east subcontract manufacturer Hydram Sheet Metalwork spend three days at YMCA Weardale House in Ireshopeburn on a residential outdoor activity course.  Their team building activities included gorge walking, rock climbing, canoeing, night line and a high ropes course. MORE

Apprentice Intake Doubles - September 2014

North east subcontract manufacturer Hydram Sheet Metalwork doubles it's apprentice intake for 2014.  The five new employees will be trained at Hydram's in-house training centre developing practical skills in line with the core business of Hydram whilst completing their technical studies at NVQ level 3. MORE

Hydram Appoints Training Co-ordinator - June 2014

A new Apprentice and Training Co-ordinator has been appointed at north east manufacturer Hydram Sheet Metalwork to oversee the delivery of training, not only for an expanding apprentice programme, but for the existing rapidly growing workforce. 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 >
Apprenticeships - What will I do? So you're interested in an apprenticeship at Hydram?  Find out how our apprentices develop the necessary practical skills working on the latest production machinery, leading towards an NVQ level 3 qualification. Read More >