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Zenith People's programme gives support to aspiring apprentices
A RECRUITMENT company has helped a number of young North-East engineers start their career.
Zenith People, based in Hebburn, south Tyneside, is celebrating the first graduates from its Engineer Your Future programme, which offers students a two-week course to learn practical and gain qualifications in industrial environmental awareness.
The project, backed by Northumberland College and regional growth funding scheme, Arch, aims to get people aged between 16 and 24-years-old into engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships, and bosses received 90 applications for the course's 16 places.
Rebecca Hunter, 16, hopes to secure an apprenticeship after working on the programme, and is now looking to study engineering.
She said: “The programme has been really rewarding and I think other people interested in engineering would do really well as it opens up a lot of doors.”
Lisa Waller, Zenith People's training operations manager, said: “This gives young people a better understanding of the opportunities in engineering, and we will continue, alongside Northumberland College, to ensure the students receive help to secure an apprenticeship.”
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