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UK Methacrylate production site, Cassel, has once again proven the value of the apprenticeship route in to work by taking on a team of talented new recruits.

Six youngsters, all sponsored by Lucite International throughout their 3 and 4-year apprenticeships at TTE in Middlesbrough, have been offered Production Technician roles.

A quarter of the Lucite International’s 300-strong workforce on Teesside is now made up of people under the age of 30 and the latest new employees follow in the footsteps of dozens of other former sponsored apprentices to be taken on in recent years.

Cassel Site Director Melanie Jury said: “We’re delighted with the young people we have recruited. All demonstrated the high levels of motivation and achievement we were looking for during their apprenticeships and landed these permanent jobs totally on merit.

Lucite has an excellent track record over many years of recruiting young people after completing their apprenticeship. Apprenticeships and staff training and development form an essential part of our succession planning as we look to the future.”

Natasha Connor completed her Young Scientist programme at the end of 2013 having previously studied science subjects at A Level at Middlesbrough’s Macmillan Academy. Sponsored by Lucite throughout the programme, the company is now encouraging her to study for a Bachelor of Science degree at Teesside University via day-release.

She said: “The ability to earn as well as learn was important to me and I’m so glad I followed the apprenticeship route with Lucite’s support.”

To find out more about the team, based at Cassel and around EMEA, who look after our customers, please click here.

Pictured with Laboratory Analyst Natasha Connor are Production Technicians (left to right) Dean Blakemore, Tom Swan, Tom Walker, and Cameron Appleyard.

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