Firm funds the future

Conor McCabe and Craig Latimer.
Conor McCabe and Craig Latimer.

An oil and gas firm from the county is helping to fill the skills gap by investing in its future leaders.

Ashington based FES International last year funded two employees to undergo engineering degrees at Newcastle College, in a bid to develop more engineers.

Craig Latimer, 24, project/analytical engineer at FES, graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, whilst Conor McCabe, 23 project engineer at FES, gained a Bsc (Hons) in Management of Engineering Technologies.

Rob Anderson, managing director at FES, said: “We are really proud of them here at FES, they’ve worked incredibly hard to achieve these qualifications and all their work has paid off.”