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From the archives...

Hydram has been running its own apprenticeship scheme for nearly 10 years.  Here is a selection of old news items from the archives...

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

Apprenticeships - What will I learn? So you're interested in our Apprenticeships?  There are 9 compulsory taught units delivered in our training centre and completion of these units leads to an EAL Diploma in Engineering Technology.  Find out what our apprentices actually learn.  Read More >
Our People Hydram Sheet Metalwork currently employs over 250 people in its precision sheet metal fabrication business.  It is committed to staff development, training and retention, and understands the importance attached to the role its staff plays in the overall success of the business. Read More >