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Intelect celebrates milestone with best-ever apprenticeship drive

A mechanical and electrical engineering firm has marked its 25th anniversary with a record apprentice intake.

Intelect has welcomed nine youngsters to its team.

Their arrival means the Middlesbrough-based company now has 28 apprentices working across its varied operations.

John Thompson, director, said: “Apprenticeships have been one of the driving forces behind our growth.

“They’ve enabled us to widen our capabilities to service a broader range of clients, all while sheltering us from the skills gap our industry is unfortunately notorious for.

“As we adjust back to normal life following the pandemic, we feel that now, more than ever, it is particularly important that we support young people into meaningful career paths.”

Intelect works with six training providers to deliver its apprenticeship programme, which include Middlesbrough College, JTL and Teesside University.

Zoe Lewis, Middlesbrough College principal, added: “Companies like Intelect are so important to our community – a business born out of local people, who remain committed to supporting and developing local talent.

“It has been a pleasure watching the business go from strength-to-strength, as young people flourish and develop in their roles.”