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Modus Seabed Intervention Helps Apprentice Aim for a Subsea Career

07 August 2012

Modus Seabed Intervention, one of the North East’s leading subsea specialist companies, has teamed up with The TTE Technical Training Group to initiate an apprenticeship training programme to aid teenagers in their path towards full-time employment.

Following an initial two years with TTE, 18-year-old Michael Gregory, from Teesville, Middlesbrough, has joined Darlington-based Modus as an Apprentice Electrical Technician.

He will spend the following two years completing his apprenticeship, working on the rebuilding and maintenance of Modus’ fleet of remote operated vehicles (ROVs) and associated equipment.

Modus’ ROVs are actively involved in trenching, cable lay and other subsea operations across the world in the oil and gas, renewable energy and telecommunications markets.

Michael will gain hands-on experience and learning at Modus’ riverside facility on the banks of the River Tees and, during term time, will spend day release at Redcar & Cleveland College.

Mick Beezer, operations manager at Modus, said: "Developing the skills of young people in this industry, particularly with regard to the renewable energy sector, is a vital role of any company involved in the market. Here in Darlington, with the excellent Darlington Foundation for Jobs, this industry requirement mirrors the aims and ambitions of training young people to be the workforce of the future.”

Michael said: "It is great to be continuing my apprenticeship with Modus. The first two years with TTE Technical Training Group has given me a great start to my career and now I can continue to gain experience and skills in the working environment with Modus.”

Steve Grant, managing director of The TTE Technical Training Group added: "Placing an apprentice with a high quality firm such as Modus is the ideal outcome for any relationship we build with a young person. The skills requirements of the subsea sector are diverse, as are the opportunities for a young electrical apprentice, and we hope Michael goes on to have an exciting and successful career.”