Access to Employment provision leads to job offers for learners

Two Huntingdonshire Regional College learners were recruited by local companies recently after making positive impressions during the recruitment process.

Jake Carter and Callum Byatt, both Access to Employment learners at the College, secured jobs with TRB Lightweight Structures and GTL Europe respectively.

Following a recent assessment day held at the College, Huntingdon-based TRB Lightweight Structures offered Jake the position of bonding fitter.

Jake said “The support and guidance I received from the College staff helped me build up my confidence which led to the interview with TRB.”

After enjoying his first week with the company in TRB’s training school, Jake will be working in the Train Door Cell.

The assessment days and sector-based academies are designed to strengthen the College’s partnership with local employers and ensure that the skills requirements of local businesses are met.

Taking part in the assessment day through the EDGE partnership, Julie Quirke, TRB’s Human Resources Director, said: “Our business has grown progressively over the last three years, doubling the number of people we employ.

“These events are essential in helping us bring young people into the business, enabling us to promote our corporate responsibility and ensuring we continue to support and encourage regional employment and growth.”

Due to their success, TRB are recruiting 30 new shop-floor and support staff. CVs can be directed to Julie Quirke and should include a covering letter.

Meanwhile, Callum Byatt has joined GTL Europe as a Project Co-ordinator working on Nokia’s O2 mobile project. He will join two former HRC learners who were hired by the company in 2015.

HRC’s Access to Employment provision began in September 2015 and has been successful in helping 21 young people into employment to date.

For further information about Access to Employment, please contact Maureen Horan at


Pictured: TRB’s new recruit, Jake Carter.

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