This week Chemoxy celebrated National Apprentice Week, Chemoxy have supported the apprenticeship route for a number of years and see it as one of the key avenues for building skills in a chosen sector, for young adults. Chemoxy has over 6 apprentices which are located across both of its sites, Middlesbrough and Billingham. The roles of the apprentices vary across the sites from Instrument Technician Apprentice, Apprentice Process Operator to Apprentice QC Lab Technician.
Some of Chemoxy’s current apprentices told us why they chose a apprenticeship over the other options available to them; Callum Bringloe, ” It was the best option for me, it allows me to learn a trade and gain qualifications and experience.” Callum is currently in the middle of his 2 year apprenticeship as a QC Lab Technician.
Tom Sullivan who has recently been offered a contract by Chemxy due to finishing his apprenticeship early advised, ” I chose an apprenticeship as you get paid whilst you learn and it opens up great opportunities.”
Over the years Chemoxy has had some fantastic success stories with our apprentices;
Daniel Arkle joined us as a Tees Valley production technician apprentice in 2006. He received apprentice of the year awards in his second and fourth years, and obtained an HNC in chemical engineering. After completing a five-month graduate development programme to see how he would fit best into our company’s structure, he is now the plant manager of one of our Middlesbrough operations units.
Adam Bytheway is also another success story of Chemoxy’s, he has won two awards Outstanding Achievement award at TTE’s annual awards in 2016 and SSDP Outstanding Achievement Award (Mechanical) in 2017. Adam’s assessor stated that he went above and beyond what was expected with regards to his NVQ by getting work done a lot quicker than he was expected to. Adam now works at Chemoxy as mechanical technician and has participated in the companies involvement in the ESH project by speaking at schools on the career path the took.
Chemoxy hope to have many more apprentice success stories in the years to come!