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November 2014

 

Apprentice set to build work experience and skills at Rubb

 

Rubb Buildings UK Engineering Apprentice

 

Rubb Buildings Ltd has recruited our first Technical Apprentice to work in the Engineering Design department based at Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

 


 

Liam Whyatt, who attended Heworth Grange School decided that he wanted to pursue a technical apprenticeship rather than go to university after achieving excellent GCSE and AS Level grades.

 

Liam applied to Tyne North Training Ltd in the summer of 2014, where he completed assessments and the interview process. It became clear to TNT that Liam’s future looked bright in the field of Design Engineering, which in the past has been a profession, which started at university.

 

TNT began working to secure an Engineering Technical Support apprenticeship placement for the 18-year-old.

 

TNT Training Officer John Hopper said: “This apprenticeship at Rubb is a great opportunity for a young dynamic apprentice. Rubb’s engineers design, plan and manufacture innovative and efficient semi-permanent buildings for a variety of applications.

 

“Liam will be involved from the start of a project to ensure that he learns all about and contributes to Rubb coming up with the best custom design for their clients. This is an exciting role for any young apprentice who wishes to become a professional engineer.”

 

Liam, who is currently studying a BTEC in Mechanical Engineering at Tyne Metropolitan College, Wallsend, said: “I really wanted to gain some hands-on experience in the world of work. At Rubb it is really interesting how all the elements of design, manufacturing and construction come together in one place. I am looking forward to working here.”

 

Design Office Manager Dale Robinson added: “We are pleased Liam has decided to pursue an apprenticeship route with Rubb. From first-hand experience a 'work while you learn' system gives a better practical understanding of the theory taught in universities and colleges. Liam has a keen interest in engineering and will develop the skills and knowledge at Rubb to become a successful engineer and play a key role in the future development of the company.”

 

 

Clare Wilson

Marketing Manager
c.wilson@rubb.co.uk | +44 191 482 22 11