Intelect continues to support the next generation in Grimsby

Intelect’s Grimsby branch has continued to keep its promise when it comes to handing down skills to the next generation, as their latest apprentice passes college with flying colours and takes home coveted award.

Ben New, fabrication apprentice, is one of the company’s latest rising stars. Completing his first year of training with local engineering college HETA, Ben was recently awarded Apprentice of the Year by the college, after achieving a distinction in each of the ten exams he sat as part of his course.

Ray Johnson, Director of Intelect’s Grimsby branch said, “We’re really proud to see Ben being commended by the college for his hard work and successes. As a company, we’re really keen to ensure that we continue to support the next generation of engineers, so it’s always great when you see talent like Ben coming through.

He continued, “We’re looking forward to supporting Ben in the next stage of his apprenticeship, where he will now spend three years in our workshop gaining valuable hands on, industry experience.”

As a celebration of his success, the Director’s at Intelect presented Ben with a £200 tool voucher, helping him to kick start his tool kit prior to his transition into the workshop. At the presentation, they were also joined by former Director and grandfather of Ben, Phill Bodsworth, who was a driver of the business’s skills pledge back in 2011.

Phill said, “It was great to be able to come back to Intelect today to mark Ben’s achievements. To keep the family ties going within the business is great to see, and it’s encouraging to know that the company is still investing so much in the next generation of engineers.”

Intelect currently employs five apprentices, with two recently qualifying this year, and is it clear that they have remained committed when it comes to supporting the young people of Grimsby into meaningful career paths.