23 May 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

A resourceful and determined Year 11 student has secured a plumbing apprenticeship with Teesdale Renewables. Jay Jay Pybus was keen to learn a trade, and follow in the footsteps of his father and other relatives, and after doing some plumbing work experience last summer, he decided that this was the trade for him.  Jay Jay heard about the apprenticeship opportunity with award-winning Teesdale Renewables through a friend and immediately submitted an application.

Jay Jay said: “As soon as I found out about the vacancy with Teesdale Renewables I knew this was a company that would really suit me. They offer a wide range of services and their work with more sustainable and environmentally-friendly heating alternatives really interest me, and this is an area I would like to specialise in the future.”

Jay Jay will start his apprenticeship on 1st August and will go to Darlington College one day a week for four years. As well as the training and support at college, Teesdale Renewables offer extensive in-house training too. This includes toolbox talks, health and safety as well as professional development.

Teesdale Renewables, based in Eggleston, near Barnard Castle , was established in 2012 and provides traditional plumbing, gas and oil heating, and electrical services to north east England, as well as specialising in renewable energy like Biomass, Solar, and Heat Pumps.”

Nicola Coulthard, HR Manager at Teesdale Renewables said: “As our company started from our Managing Director’s Plumbing apprenticeship, we have a strong focus on supporting new engineers into the sector.  Jay Jay’s enthusiasm for renewables, his mature attitude and understanding of the commitment needed to achieve his apprenticeship shone through and he instantly showed himself to be an excellent candidate for a Plumbing & Heating Apprenticeship.  We are excited to welcome him on board and offer him the breadth of hands-on learning he will gain across the range of plumbing, heating and renewables.

Ruth Hamer, Careers Adviser, at Richmond School & Sixth Form College, added: “We are incredibly proud of JayJay for his success in securing this fantastic opportunity. The hard work that students need to do in order to gain an Apprenticeship should not be underestimated. It is testimony to Jay Jays determination, tenacity and mature approach that he has achieved his goal of starting an Apprenticeship. We know that he will do well, and wish him all the best.”


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