We are giving our latest intern of three apprentices a chance to gain the skills they need to enter our specialist engineering trades, reinforcing our commitment to training young people for work across the UK and overseas.
CDS Energy Services (CDS), headquartered in Yorkshire, has a long and proud history of developing young people and currently has 10 people working across the organisation in various apprenticeship capacities – the largest number since we began trading.
Callum Fletchers, Charlie Morrill and James Jenkinson all joined CDS in September and will complete three-year apprenticeships to forge a career in the energy services industry.
Danny Laybourne, a director at CDS, said the news is a further sign of our commitment to nurturing young talent.
“We have been fortunate enough to develop some fantastic people via our apprenticeship scheme over the years. Nurturing and developing our people from an early age has helped us to build capacity whilst offering a clear career path and fulfilling roles for all participants. I am looking forward to seeing Callum, Charlie and James developing their skills with us.
“Our region has a fantastic opportunity to become the UK’s leading area for energy skills and we want to ensure we are doing all we can to make this happen.
“Our investment into our apprenticeship programme and the business as whole reinforces our desire and commitment to grow stronger from within – creating tomorrow’s leaders, today.”
As part of their apprenticeship programmes to become pipe fitters, Callum and Charlie will attend college on day release as well as working at our headquarters while trainee welder James will attend industry training centre CATCH in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire, full-time for one year before completing a further two years with us.
The announcement comes as we are on the verge of completing our second major expansion in less than four years as our order book continues to grow.
Construction work began earlier this year on a new 10,000-square-feet state-of-the-art fabrication facility, which will see operational space increase by 30 per cent.
It will feature two 10-tonne overhead cranes, office space, toilets, canteen and a new security office giving its 24-hour security team the facilities it requires.
The development comes hot on the heels of the opening of our original factory in 2010.
Mr Laybourne continued: “This is a very exciting time for everyone at CDS and I am looking forward to building on our success over the next 12 months and beyond with our new apprentices.”