T-T Pumps Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020!

T-T Pumps, now in our 60th year of business, are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. 

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, running from 3rd-9th February 2020, the T-T team have been busy promoting our apprenticeships schemes.

Each year T-T aim to take on apprentices, and we aim to train and develop these individuals to the best of our ability. Each apprentice that joins T-T is encouraged to work their way around the different engineering roles within the company and are placed with a work buddy who assists them in each engineering discipline. We like to make sure we give our employees the best possible support, therefore we find work buddies provide a friendly face for individuals to always go back to if they need any support or information.

At T-T many people have progressed through the company, from apprentices and graduates to now managers and supervisors, we believe this is because of the support, training and professional development that is encouraged. Our current Controls and Automation Manager started as an apprentice in 1990 studying electrical engineering as a full time student, once employed by T-T, the necessary funding was provided to complete an ONC in Electrical Engineering, an ONC in Mechanical Engineering, a HNC in Electrical Engineering before moving on to gain a management qualification (DMS). Having started in the panel shop, Jane spent time in each department before settling into the Controls and Automation division, initially preparing quotes; she is now running the department and has been enjoying her role as Controls and Automation manager for over 15 years.

Another example of company training to allow individuals to progress through T-T is Camilla, our Project Engineer Team Leader. Camilla started in 2014 as our receptionist and later moved to the Pumping Stations division as Sales Support. With skills already in construction and CAD, Camilla was promoted to Project Engineer. Following this Camilla studied a BTEC level 3 Mechanical Engineering and T-T provided Camilla with Solidworks training. Camilla is now our Project Engineer Team Leader.

Peter Hindley, Commercial Director comments “Our apprenticeship program with Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group is essential in training the next generation of technology-led Engineers and we are passionate about providing each individual that comes to us, the opportunity to develop within our company.”

In 2018, T-T won Cheshire Business Awards, Let’s Talk Apprentice Award for their commitment to encouraging, developing and providing apprenticeship programmes to many individuals.

To mark the week long celebrations, Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group are celebrating their ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating with various advertisements around the area, some of which feature our very own members of the team!

If you are interested in finding out more about the apprenticeships we offer, please contact us here.

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