Craig always knew he wanted to work in engineering. So when the opportunity of an apprenticeship at Hydram came along, he took it.

During his apprenticeship he worked throughout the factory before he was eventually offered a job in the assembly section. More recently he joined the design team as a programmer.

He now uses a computer to efficiently organise the manufacture of individual metal parts in order to optimise production and minimise waste.

Craig works mainly in the office, but he’s ready to go out on the shop floor if any issues need dealing with. “I like the fact that every day is different and presents new challenges”.

“I’ve seen newspaper stands in garage forecourts and I regularly see hand poles we manufacture painted in bright colours on buses across the country”.

It’s a role he feels well suited to. “I’m quite an organised person and I’m interested in what we do”.

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Craig - Career Pathway

  • 2010
    Left school with 12 GCSEs
  • 2010
    Took a one year course in Electrical Engineering at New College in Durham
  • 2011
    Began an Engineering Apprenticeship at Hydram (including a day release to study for BTEC & NVQ)
  • 2013
    Recruited into the Hydram Assembly section
  • 2014
    Programming Technician in the Hydram Design Team

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