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North East Company of the Year is recruiting for new apprentices

North East Company of the Year Tharsus Group is putting its support behind apprenticeships in Northumberland during National Apprenticeship Week.


The Group, comprising robotics pioneers Tharsus and metal fabrication business Universal Wolf based in Blyth, is currently recruiting for the next round of apprentices to join the team both in manufacturing and office based roles.


Year on year the number of apprentices joining the Group has been increasing with 10 new apprentices coming on board last year and 12 planned to join in Summer 2020.

Almost every apprentice has then gone on to secure a permanent job in the business, many of them finding themselves in a senior position.


Kaitlin Rowe, Graduate HR controller at Tharsus Group said: “Apprentices make a huge contribution to our business. Through our comprehensive apprenticeship programme we can support each individual with business knowledge and skills as well as helping to develop social skills. In turn they bring a new way of thinking and a practical knowledge that is invaluable to the business.”


The Group is a keen supporter of the Discover our Land campaign which aims to promote the county as a fantastic place to work as well as live, invest and visit. It was named North east Company of the Year at last year’s North East Business Awards.


Brian Palmer, chief executive of Tharsus Group added: “Through the Discover our Land campaign we want to show young people and people looking for a new career that there are exciting opportunities available in Northumberland.


“Tharsus is leading the way on innovation and it is doing it from right here in Northumberland. Our apprentices play a major part in this and as a business we are committed to supporting and encouraging local skills and helping to develop and retain those skills in the region.”


Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism at Northumberland County Council, who are behind the Discover our Land campaign, said: “One of the key aims of our campaign is to show the next generation what opportunities there are in the county. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for young people to get into business and stay in the communities where they have grown up.


“Tharsus is one of many businesses in the county who are helping to nurture new talent and support local communities.”


Northumberland as a county continues to offer a wide choice of opportunities for apprenticeships with 229 apprentices recruited by the county council alone in 2019.


To read more about apprenticeships at Tharsus or to apply for the latest round go to http://careers.tharsus.co.uk/vacancies/ and to hear more about Tharsus’ support of the campaign go to www.discoverourland.co.uk/tharsus



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