New apprentices help Omega tool up for growth


A northeast-UK precision tooling and injection molding company is making efforts to secure its future workforce needs with the appointment of new engineering apprentices. The Omega Group, headquartered in Blyth with a molding facility, Omega Plastics, in Hartlepool, UK, has recruited 18-year-olds Luke McMorris and Justin Fairbum, and Dan Gray, 19, to its toolmaking team. They will be joined by Adam Cook, 20, and 18-year-old Jordan Dale, both of whom will be starting their production apprenticeships at the Omega Group's Washington, UK, site, Signal Plastic Components.

Luke, Dan and Justin will continue their studies at Hartlepool and Northumberland colleges, respectively, during their three-year apprenticeship program, which will equip them with skills and grounding, as they develop careers as skilled precision toolmakers, said the Omega Group. Adam and Jordan, who have already studied at college, will complete their apprenticeships before pursuing careers in manufacturing as part of Signal Plastics.
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