50 apprentices in five years for UTC-backing Spencer Group

A leading Hull-based engineering company has reached a major milestone by taking on its 50th apprentice in the past five years.

Spencer Group has just employed a further seven apprentices from the city’s Ron Dearing UTC, with founder Charlie Spencer a driving force in its establishment.

The latest intake of young talent includes five engineering apprentices and two IT services Apprentices as the key figure is hit. They will join a growing number of former Ron Dearing UTC students who have taken up full-time positions in engineering, commercial, project management, design, marketing, planning, IT services and computer programming.

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Charlie Spencer OBE, executive chairman, said: “Employing our 50th apprentice in just five years is testament to the dedication and hard work being put in by staff at Spencer Group, Ron Dearing UTC and other employer partners to ensure there’s a pipeline of young talent in the city.

“It’s fantastic to see the positive impact the apprentices are making on the business as they develop into their full-time positions.”

As a founding partner of Ron Dearing UTC, Spencer Group works closely with students from Year 10 onwards, and regularly attends open events and careers expos.

The business also provides ongoing support including work experience opportunities, interview skills training and practice, and professional behaviours and employability skills training.

Spencer’s HR director, Yvonne Moir, said: “We’re pleased to welcome our 2023 intake of apprentices from Ron Dearing UTC. Our apprentice programme goes from strength to strength and has provided the business with an exceptionally talented group of young people who are progressing into highly skilled professionals in their chosen disciplines.”

Ethan Steels and Tyler Fosberg.
Ethan Steels and Tyler Fosberg.

Ethan Steels has joined Spencer Group as an engineering apprentice, having studied Engineering Technologies and Computer Science at the expanding city centre campus.

He said: “Spencer Group was my first-choice employer due to the opportunities they offer, including the opportunity to rotate around different departments within the business.”

Tyler Forsberg is also looking forward to gaining experience in a range of areas as an IT services apprentice. He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started in the workplace environment and can’t wait to see how my Spencer career progresses.”

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