The 5% Club welcomes Nortech

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Nortech, an award winning Engineering Design, Project Management, Procurement and Construction Management services provider has joined the 5% club and has pledged to provide opportunities for young people to the level of 5% of its workforce within 5 years.

We spoke to some of the Nortech staff that joined the company through apprenticeship and graduates schemes to hear about the great opportunities Nortech has provided and their experiences so far.

Dan Brady, Graduate Civil Engineer joined Nortech in 2012 whilst studying a Civil Engineering Degree part time of which he later completed in June 2014.

“Following graduation, I am currently making the transition from Design to Engineering as part of a small but knowledgeable and vastly experienced team,” said Dan.

“At university I was supplied with the tools to form the engineering theory but it is within the work place that is the real education and opportunity to refine the skills and apply them to real life scenarios.

“I feel fortunate to have been provided with such an opportunity to work towards my chartership within such an interesting and challenging industry.”

Grant Dickinson, Junior Piping Designer at Nortech said he grabbed the opportunity to work for Nortech after completing a 2 year Mechanical Engineering course at Middlesbrough College because Nortech provided him with the perfect platform to acquire the training to produce work at a quality level.

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“Moving closer towards the goal of being a designer I completed my HNC course at Teesside University and gained skills from Nortech which included helping me interact with clients on a professional level.

“Eager to learn and progress in my career, I am now completing a HND, before progressing onto a degree. I have benefited greatly from on the job training at Nortech and very much looking forward to progressing my role with the company.”

lauraLaura Dickens, Project Controls Trainee joined Nortech Solutions back in 2012, after a career change from her former role as an English and Drama Teacher.

Coming from a non-engineering background presented initial challenges in Laura’s new role as a trainee Project Controller within the company; but it was a rewarding challenge that allowed her to gain an understanding of how projects ran in an office environment.

“My knowledge of the industry has grown over the past three years and I have seen Nortech grow in strength from employing ten people to over eighty in a short space of time.

“Within this period I have been part of project teams responsible for successfully bidding, winning and executing a range of large projects within the Oil & Gas Sector, working for various project managers within the company. I have gained experience of both planning and scheduling projects along with exposure to cost control and budgeting.”

As part of her recent development Laura is currently undertaking a Degree in Project Management through Teesside University to gain academic qualifications within the industry and gain practical skills.

Adam Healey, Electrical Design Apprentice joined Nortech in 2013 having already gained a Level 2 NVQ in Electrical Engineering.

During his first year as an apprentice at Nortech Adam gained valuable job experience through carrying out a variety of tasks, on site and in the office.

Since joining Nortech, Adam has spent time with a local training provider gaining a Level 3 BTEC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is now studying towards his Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

“I saw Nortech as a top employer as the company not only boasts a great reputation, but is a successful and growing establishment. Nortech are passionate about the progression and development of their staff, and this is something I am very proud to be a part of.”

If you would like to find out more about opportunities with Nortech Solutions, please visit the website.

To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please visit or get in touch by emailing

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