New apprentices start at Clifton

Morpeth based Clifton Engineering has manufactured its own success story with a growing band of highly qualified apprentices and more young people about to join its team.

The family-run business based on Coopies Lane Industrial Estate has created four apprentice engineering posts with funding from Arch, The Northumberland Development Company’s Business Growth Programme.

Two apprentices, Aaron Carey, from Seghill , and Tom Davison, from Craster, have started their new jobs and two more, Nathan Hall, who lives in Morpeth, and Brad Robson, from Ashington, start in September.

Clifton Engineering managing director, Andrew Pearson said: “Without the Arch funding we wouldn’t have taken on four people.

“The funding is the first support we have applied for and it is such a benefit.

“We train our apprentices to the very highest level with the aim of them working for us for the long term.”