Apprentices join firm

The Omega Group's five new apprentices Justin Fairburn, Luke McMorris, Dan Gray, Jordan Dale and Adam Cook.
The Omega Group's five new apprentices Justin Fairburn, Luke McMorris, Dan Gray, Jordan Dale and Adam Cook.

A precision tooling and injection moulding company has appointed five new engineering apprentices.

The Blyth-based Omega Group has recruited 18 year-olds Luke McMorris and Justin Fairburn, and Dan Gray, 19, to join Adam Cook, 20, and 18 year-old Jordan Dale.

Adam hails from South Shields and Jordan comes from Gateshead. Luke, Dan and Justin are from Hartlepool, Cramlington and Ashington respectively.

Omega Group managing director Dave Crone said: “Luke, Dan, Justin, Jordan and Adam will gain important skills while they are with us as well as bringing new ideas, creativity and youthful enthusiasm to the workforce.”

“Apprenticeships aren’t just for the larger companies.”

They are a cost-effective way for smaller, highly specialised firms like us to train the workforce to a high standard and make the business more competitive.”

Adam said: “I’ve always been a practical person and I’m good with my hands. I was looking to get a job that would allow me to learn a trade, and this fitted the bill perfectly.

“Apprenticeships give you the chance to study for qualifications that are valued by employers – and you earn a wage at the same time. I really would recommend them to any young person who is not sure which career option to take.”