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Space takes on nine new apprentices

New Space Engineering apprentice Max King gets to grips with the technology

UK: Leading contractor Space Engineering Services has taken nine new trainees onto its apprenticeship scheme.

Following a comprehensive country-wide selection process, George Kavanagh, Sidney Copus, Alex Rice, Max King, Jake Parkins, James Murray, Rob Armour, Alex Lamb and Liam Cunningham were the successful candidates accepted onto the scheme. Aged between 17 and 26 years old, they come from as far north as the Wirral and as far south as Exeter.

The apprentices have already begun the intensive two-year programme of learning and development where they’ll gain in-depth technical knowledge and hands on experience to become qualified refrigeration and air conditioning engineers.

They’ll undergo a comprehensive training programme supported by Gloucestershire-based training providers Cool Concerns, coupled with a course-based learning programme delivered by Bath College. The apprentices will also gain on the job experience within multiple departments at Space Engineering Services, which is headquartered in Bristol and employs 750 people nationwide.

The company provides engineering services to retail, industrial and public-sector customers. This includes building and testing refrigeration plant at organisation’s manufacturing facility, designing a convenience store by producing schematics and CAD drawings, surveying live sites around the UK, technical triage of service calls and preventative maintenance of large-scale refrigeration plant.   

Space Engineering Services director Mark Woods is proud of the company’s lead role in skills training, adding: “We recognise that learning and development can take many forms, which is why we have mentors to support the apprentices. Space Engineering Services employees Dave Vallender, Mark Peck, Kevin Seager and Stephen Callaghan all come from a technical background and have a passion for helping the next generation of engineers.”

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