One of the North East’s leading privately-owned building services design and installation specialists has recently created four new trainee positions.
Hebburn-based Castle Building Services Organisation (Castle) has appointed Adam Smith, from Washington, and Christopher Lithgo, from Hartlepool, as adult trainee electricians, while Mckennzie Brandon, from Hebburn, has been appointed as a purchase team assistant, and Matthew Campbell, from Teesside, has joined as an apprentice CAD and BIM technician.
Both Adam and Christopher will spend time working on site to gain hands-on experience installing mechanical and electrical building services as well as attending college part-time to learn the theory.
Both are working towards gaining their Level 3 NVQ electrical qualifications.
Based in Castle’s head office Mckennzie, who is working towards an NVQ Level 2 in business administration, will undertake administrative tasks including data input and will also liaise with site engineers.
On the technical team, Matthew is being trained to use CAD and BIM technology, adding further strength to the company’s BIM capability as it meets the growing demand set out by Government on all public sector build projects.
According to Castle’s commercial director, Allan Carr, the range of trainee positions created reflects the company’s desire to both ensure that they have a continued flow of high-calibre trade and administrative personnel, as well as providing young people with the opportunity gain the relevant qualifications and skills set to equip them for a sustainable career in construction.
He said: “As we head towards the conclusion of another busy and successful year for the organisation, I am delighted to announce the arrival of our newest trainees.
“While the construction industry continues to face problems with skills shortages it is really important that businesses of all sizes consider recruiting and investing in trainees.
“Some companies see trainees as a cost: however, we see them as a future asset. I wish them the best of luck with their training.”