The nine new apprentices with East Durham College apprenticeshup trainer and assessor

College Works Alongside Joy Global To Train Nine New Apprentices

East Durham College is delighted to announce that it has taken on nine new engineering apprentices working alongside Sunderland-based manufacturing company, Joy Global Inc.

The nine apprentices have started on their courses this week at the college’s Technical Academy based on Peterlee’s South West Industrial Estate.

The apprentices have all been taken on in a host of different roles at Joy Global including mechanical engineering, commercial engineering, platers, maintenance, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), fitters and quality engineering.

The group are now set to study full time at the college before leaving in July to start their roles at Joy Global, coming back to the Technical Academy once a week to complete further qualifications.

Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. The company has always been on the leading edge of innovation in this industry and, with strategic investments made over the last several years, they intend to remain a mining industry leader.

East Durham College’s Apprenticeship trainer and assessor, Dion Bowes, is happy to be able to announce this partnership with Joy Global, and hopes it can be the beginning of a good future with the company.

Dion said: “We are incredibly proud to announce this link up with Joy Global.

“They are a fantastic international company and it’s great to be able to help them in the training of their next generation of engineers.

“The nine apprentices involved are a brilliant bunch of students and they can’t wait to get started on their qualifications before starting in their new roles in the summer.”

East Durham College runs Apprenticeships in a number of areas including engineering, catering, agriculture and business admin amongst many others.

For more information on how your company can be involved in Apprenticeships with East Durham College contact the team on 0191 518 8259.