Two Lotte Chemical UK apprentices, Andrew Lodge and Jack Kerr, received awards at the annual Tees Valley Production Technician (TVPT) ceremony held at Redcar & Cleveland College on October 9th. The Tees Valley Production Technician programme is aimed at equipping talented young people with the essential skills required to contribute to the ongoing and future success of the chemical process industry.
This four year apprenticeship combines practical and technical training, with the apprentice spending two years at TTE Technical Training Centre, Middlesbrough, gaining a City & Guilds 0603 Process Technology (Chemical) qualification. This is followed by two years on site learning the job whilst completing an NVQ Level 3 in Process Plant Operations and studying for an HNC in Chemical Engineering at Redcar & Cleveland College.
The annual awards ceremony, attended by Mike Drake, M5 Plant Manager, recognises the contribution of the individual to the programme at the mid and end point of the programme. Andrew Lodge received his 4th year certificate and has now secured a full time role as a process technician on LCI. Jack Kerr, received his 2nd year certificate and is also on LC1 continuing with his on job training whilst completing an NVQ and studying for his HNC.
Congratulations to both for their hard work and commitment to their apprenticeship programme.