Award winning apprentice Alex Mason of Intelect

Award Success for Electrical Apprentice Alex

Award winning apprentice Alex Mason of Intelect

Intelect’s Electrical Apprentice, Alex Mason, has been named the North East Electrical Apprentice of the Year, by training provider, JTL.

Alex, who is one of 30 apprentices currently employed by Intelect, fought off fierce competition from other final year apprentices in the region, after being nominated by his JTL training officer, Paul Moorcock.

Since starting his apprenticeship in 2013, Alex has made significant progress, completing his HNC in Electrical Engineering, alongside completing the final year of his apprenticeship.

“My apprenticeship was a great learning opportunity for me, as it not only gave me workplace skills, but also life skills too. It’s helped me get one step closer to my end career goal of becoming a Chartered Engineer”, said Alex.

“Winning the award definitely came as a surprise to me, but it’s nice to be recognised for all of my hard work” he continued.

His training officer, Paul Moorcock, nominated him for the award after being impressed by his progress over the past 4 years. “Alex was always very proactive in completing his apprenticeship, he completed his course 6 months earlier than expected”.

“He has embraced his apprenticeship, and really sees the value it contributes towards his future progression” he added.

Alex plans to continue his career with Intelect, and has recently started a degree apprenticeship in Embedded Electronic Systems Design, eventually hoping to become a Project Manager.

Following his success in the North East heat, Alex will continue to the next stage of the awards, where he will go up against the winning apprentice from the Yorkshire region, to decide who will go to the JTL National Awards in London on the 6th of June 2019.

Alex was presented with his award at Intelect’s Head Office in Riverside Park, by JTL’s Regional Manager, Brian Mills, and will find out in the coming weeks if he has been successful in the next stage.

Middlesbrough based engineering company, Intelect have been working with JTL for over a decade, working together to train over 50 successful Electrical Apprentices in this time.

cdm management

Company Accountant

Job Description:

Highly motivated individual required to take on a varied role for four growing Companies. Due to the diversity of the position, experience, accuracy, attention to detail and being able to communicate effectively with management are considered to be more important than a recognised accounting qualification. There is an opportunity for future development of the role, and support will be given to candidates who wish to further their education.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Experience Sage Line 50.
  • Manage the development and mentoring of the Finance Team. Ensure effective delegation to the team so that all tasks are performed on a timely basis and to a high quality.
  • Lead cash flow management and forecasting for 4 x companies. Must supply accurate cash flow forecasts which are reviewed and maintained daily.
  • Produce monthly Management Accounts for 4 Companies, reporting to Company Secretary and Company Directors.
  • Hold monthly work in progress meetings to review open projects, and prepare month end work in progress journals.
  • Project manage implementation of new job costing system, and support training throughout 4 x companies.
  • VAT (4 x companies) plus knowledge of MTD.
  • Payroll (monthly and weekly), including year end, ensuring HMRC compliant and timely payment of PAYE/NI/Apprentice Levy.
  • Knowledge of Auto Enrolment.
  • Reconciliation and monitoring of 6 x bank accounts.
  • Petty cash.
  • Ensure Companies meet the needs of Construction Industry Scheme and deadline for monthly returns.
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by Directors.
  • Liaise with auditors at year end.

Applications

All CV’s should be sent to careers@intelectuk.com.

Closing date for all applications: 15/03/19.

High Tide Corporate Partners

Intelect becomes High Tide Corporate Partner

High Tide Corporate Partners

High Tide Corporate Partners. Picture sourced from www.hightidefoundation.co.uk

Intelect and five other industry-leading Teesside businesses, have signed up as corporate partners to work with High Tide.

Founded in 2012, the Tees Valley charity, dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences, has grown significantly over the last six years, creating a level of membership which offers considerable benefits both to the Foundation and businesses in the region.

Fran Cormican, Managing Director of Intelect, said: “We are thrilled to be entering 2019 as one of High Tide’s corporate partners. My fellow directors and I all started our careers as apprentices, and now apprenticeships are a major driving force in our business’ success.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to support the young people of our area, than to partner with a charity that promotes the same values when it comes to providing opportunities to the youth of Teesside.”

Read the full story here: www.hightidefoundation.co.uk/news/high-tide-buoyed-by-tees-valley-businesses

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

TF-30″ Think For Thirty Seconds

Think For 30 Seconds Health & Safety campaign

Intelect’s Health & Safety manager Dave Ritchie introduced the ‘Think For 30 Seconds’ campaign towards the end of 2017. The campaign is aimed at all members of staff and sub-contractors working at our own premises, on site or driving between locations.

The point behind the campaign is to raise awareness of the risks that appear around us throughout our working day and to remind us that pausing to consider how to proceed can prevent an accident.

The TF-30″ logo that appears at the top of the page has been designed to help us remember the importance of keeping ourselves and our colleagues safe in the workplace. We have had some stickers made up, which will be finding their way around vaious sites, equipment and vehicles. If anyone would like to request some for tool boxes or machinery then please contact Dave Ritchie on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

We have also introduced a QR Code into the design which can be scanned using the camera of your mobile device. The QR Code will provide a link to information relating to health and safety topics, and initiatives which will be updated periodically.

Why is this campaign so important?

There is no doubt keeping safe at work is important, no one would wish an accident upon themselves or a colleague, but you might wonder why we need to have campaigns, surely we all do our best every day to keep ourselves safe?

Well you would think so yes, but ask yourself honestly. Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery with out the correct eyewear or ppe? Have you ever operated a piece of equipment or machinery without the correct PPE or the correct checks being completed? Have you ever driven a vehicle without defrosting it fully, or stood on something that’s not designed to be stood on to allow you to reach?

It’s these small oversights that we want to tighten up on so ‘daft accidents’ are avoided alongside more serious risks.

It’s good for business

Growing our business, securing work and jobs is equally important in maintaining a strong Health & Saftey strategy. In order for Intelect to achieve the accreditations and awards required to win new contracts and secure existing clients, we need to demonstrate our commitment to best practices accross our business. Please help us achieve our long term goals by adhering to, and suggesting improvements, for best practices.

We have produced some posters to help promote health and safety at work

If you would like to get some posters or stickers for use by your team, if you have any questions or need support, please contact Dave Ritchie (Health & Safety Manager) on 07702 913252 or email Dave.Ritchie@intelectuk.com.

Intelect 20th Birthday

Our 20th anniversary a birthday to remember

This year Intelect celebrates 20 years in business, are named amongst the North Easts Fastest 50 companies in 2017 and are leading the field in our disciplines with a turnover in excess of £20 million per year.

To say that we’re proud of our staff and their achievements is an understatement, so on Saturday 14th October 2017, we came together as a company to celebrate our 20th birthday.

The venue was The HUB at Teesside Universities student union bar, with musical accompaniment by The Last Anthem band, casino tables and a hot and cold buffet.

The evening was hosted by directors, Fran Cormican and John Thompson, who commenced preceedings by thanking everyone for attending, followed by a review of how Intelect began, their growth and expansion, concluding with their hopes and targets for the business going forward.

Tom Blakemore receives the Charlie Baker Apprentice Award

The Charlie Baker Apprentice Award is given in memory of a well loved and successful member of our team, who sadly passed away in 2014. The award, which was voted for by the directors, was presented to Tom Blakemore by Janet Baker (Charlie’s wife), in recognition of the work ethic he has demonstrated throughout his apprenticeship at Intelect. 

A special thanks

In recognition of their support the directors gave out flowers to their wives. Miranda and Lyndsey were thanked for organising the event and last but not least Hazel Hewitson (Accounting Manager) was recognised for “being their rock” throughout the 20 years, since Intelect’s formation.

A great night was had by all

As you can see from the gallery below the night was a huge success and continued on into the early hours!

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Intelect have started apprentices every year since 1998, which was the second year of our incorporation, the majority of these have come via JTL who have been a constant support network to us, to enable us to get the best from our apprentices.

We have forged a relationship over many years with JTL and have a close working relationship with the training officers who work directly with the apprentices. This enables them to understand our needs as an employer. We pride ourselves on offering a specialised service to our clients of the highest standard and it’s important from the outset that the apprentices know and understand this. Our apprentices range across many disciplines such as Electricians, fabricators, pipefitters, joiners, welders, accounts and administration

Our model has worked for years and continues to do so, the level of employee retention is testament to this, and the growth of the company is also a testament to this. Intelect UK has continued to show its commitment to the youth of our area and giving them the chance we were given as apprentices.

Our electrical apprentices have been in the finals of apprentice of the year in 2010, 11, 12, 13 and again this year. Intelect UK was awarded Employer of the year for the Northern region in 2014. Intelect was presented with an award for large employer of the year in recognition of our commitment to apprenteships and apprentices over the previous years by TVAP in 2012. Also our accounts apprentice one apprentice of the year.

Our commitment is stronger now than ever to our apprentices and ultimately they are the winners whether they choose to remain with Intelect or more on with their career elsewhere they will leave with a first class training.

Working for intelect

Read about how our employees that have succeeded through apprenticeship programmes.