Hartlepool training firm seeks students for apprenticeships

Directors Rob Morton, left, and Steve Willis, right, look on as Hartlepool councillor Kevin Cranney cuts the ribbon to open the Pro-active Training unit.
Directors Rob Morton, left, and Steve Willis, right, look on as Hartlepool councillor Kevin Cranney cuts the ribbon to open the Pro-active Training unit.

A training company is offering a step on the career ladder for dozens of hopefuls.

Hartlepool firm Pro-active Training wants keen rookies to sign up for a training course starting this summer with up to 60 apprenticeships on offer at the end.

Those interested can find out more at an open evening which will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at the firm’s base on the Parkview Industrial Estate from 5pm to 7pm.

Bosses called on potential students, as well as their parents and guardians to come along, have a chat and find out more.

Pro-active, in conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, is looking for a new “cohort” of 90 students who would sign up for the summer course on bricklaying. There would be 60 apprenticeships on offer at the end of the course.

The open evening will also give potential students a chance to talk to some of the tutors and managers who work at the Pro-active base which is on the Parkview Industrial Estate, in Prospect Way.

Then, on April 1, Pro-active will be holding a taster day where would-be students can get hands on experience with some of the industry’s top construction tradesmen.

The fast-flourishing Pro-active base only opened last November and is already training just under 100 people.

Pro-active has also entered into a partnership with Peterlee-based training provider Profound Group for similar facilities to operate in East Durham.

It would offer the same courses and mean 180 more posts - and almost 20 students have already been taken on. Pro-active Training works with Brickwork Services Ltd, which supplies bricklayers to construction companies.