IMH invests in future talent08 May 2019

Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) has appointed two new apprentice trainees at its head office on Teesside.

Luke Morris (pipefitter) and Hugo Abrol (mechanical fitter) have joined IMH’s four-year apprenticeship programme.

Headquartered in Middlesbrough, IMH is a global player in hydraulic engineering, with experience of working across more than 50 countries. It delivers major hydraulic engineering projects and offers services across design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repairs, as well as component supplies and training.

The company is nurturing hydraulic engineering talent on Teesside through its investment in a long-running apprenticeship programme and commitment to skills development among young people.

Through IMH’s four-year apprenticeship programme, Luke and Hugo will gain practical skills in pipefitting, fabrication, welding and hydraulic engineering, as well as working towards a recognised NVQ Level 3.

Trainee mechanical and hydraulic engineer Hugo says: “I’m delighted to be part of the IMH apprenticeship programme as I’m able to work and learn at the same time.

“I love seeing how something works – taking it apart and putting it back together again, or if it’s broken then trying to fix it. The programme with IMH gives me the opportunity to get practical hands-on-experience in the company’s training lab, and also working with parts, pumps and valves.

“My dad works with wind turbines, so I’ve always grown up knowing that mechanical engineering is a good route to go down and I am looking forward to starting my career with IMH.”

James Griffiths, general manager at IMH, adds: “I’m delighted to welcome Luke and Hugo to our apprenticeship programme. Having gone through the programme here myself I know the opportunities it provides and the skills you will acquire during the training.”

As well as following a hands on training programme through a local technical college, the apprentices also receive bespoke engineering training at IMH provided by a dedicated and experienced hydraulic professional.

Adam Offord

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