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Engineering young talent
A LEADING engineering company has welcomed the latest set of young recruits onto its year in industry undergraduate programme.
ElringKlinger (GB), which manufactures car parts for the likes of Ford, Jaguar Landrover and BMW, has taken on four students from Teesside University and Northumbria University on a year-long placement to supplement their degrees in mechanical engineering.
The company worked with the universities and selected the new recruits following a half day assessment at its factory in Redcar earlier this year.
22-year-old Luke O’Brien and 20-year-olds Rachael Bollands, Alex Ramsay and Matthew Barron have now taken up their placement at ElringKlinger (GB), which is ranked among the top three automotive parts suppliers worldwide.
Currently employing 140 staff, ElringKlinger has made plans with all three of last year’s year in industry students for them to return to a career at the plant on completing their university course.
Aston Barlow, who recently completed his placement said: “The in-house training I received was invaluable and I would urge those seeking a career in the industry to pursue this route as it really increases your prospects.
“After spending the last four weeks of my Year in Industry mentoring the new students and giving them close hands-on experience in the same way that I was introduced into the company, I am now working on a part time contract at ElringKlinger (GB) while I complete my degree at Teesside University.”
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