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Engineering a Brighter Future!

Peter McPartland, Ben Quigley, Jamie O’Donnell, Callum Horne, Cameron Powell and Jack Thomas

ICL Boulby mine was delighted to welcome six new apprentices to our much praised training programme.

Six young men from various Colleges around the area have already undergone two years training in a four-year journey to become fully qualified engineers. Those two years will be spent at the Boulby mine under supervision of experienced tradesmen at the mine.

“It is very important to our business to ensure that we have a steady supply of properly trained, highly competent young people coming through into the workforce,” said Boulby Vice President and General Manager Andrew Fulton in welcoming them to the Boulby workforce.

“We’re also aware of our responsibility as a leading local employer to make sure good career routes are made available for promising youngsters like these,” he added.

They started their first full day at the mine back in early August.

Previous trainees have gone on to forge good careers with the completion of their training being celebrated in a family event in front of their local M.P.

Some previous apprentices have won awards from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), the UK’s professional organisation for the mining industry.