Company takes on 12 apprentices

A DOZEN East Durham College apprentices have been taken on by a top architect’s.

The new recruits from the Peterlee-based college have been enlisted by Fortress Architectural Systems LLP, in Seaham, which specialises in glazing solutions for industrial windows, doors and curtain walling.

They come from a range of educational backgrounds, business administration, warehouse distribution, manufacturing and engineering.

Apprentice Jessica Barker, 18, from Easington, said: “Working for Fortress so far has been a great experience and I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work here.”

“All the people I work with are so helpful and give me motivation and drive to do well and succeed.

“Fortress is a friendly but hardworking environment which I‘m proud to be a part of.”