A Prince’s Trust student has secured permanent employment following a successful placement with Original Equipment Design and Manufacturer, Tharsus Group.
Harry Huntley, 22, from Morpeth, spent two weeks with Tharsus Group as part of a wider 12 week course with the Prince’s Trust. During his placement he impressed Tharsus working on various assembly projects at the company’s manufacturing facility in Blyth.
After being invited for an interview Harry secured a permanent position as an Assembly operator. He will be rotated throughout manufacturing and assembly assignments, putting to use the skills he acquired during his placement.
The relationship with the Prince’s Trust is part of a wider outreach programme aiming to increase the company’s activity in the local community.
Established in 1976, the Prince’s Trust helps supports young people that are not in work, education or training by giving practical and financial support that develops key skills, confidence and motivation.
Tharsus, which employs 150 people, manufactures a diverse portfolio of complete electro-mechanical products and metalwork components for customers ranging from global corporations to start-up enterprises.
Harry said: “After spending two weeks at Tharsus on work placement I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and will be working hard to repay the faith they have placed in me.
“I must also thank the Prince’s Trust, without them I wouldn’t have had access to the great work placements that companies such as Tharsus offer.”
Gordon Ramsey, Manufacturing Manager at Tharsus Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Harry to the team. He displayed a great work ethic while on placement and thoroughly deserves the role.
“I look forward to welcoming more young people from the Prince’s Trust on work placement in the future.”