23 Mar 2018

British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill wins coveted apprenticeship award   

British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill (TBM) has won a prestigious award for its commitment to apprentices at the 2018 Teesside Business Awards. 

TBM has a proud history of recruiting apprentices and giving them first class training and career opportunities and this was recognised in a glittering ceremony at Teesside University last night when the TBM team was presented with the Teesside Business Awards Apprenticeship Award. 

The team will now go through to the North East Business Awards Final where they’ll be up against winners from the Tyneside and Northumberland, and Sunderland and South Tyneside heats. The judges were particularly impressed with the support provided to the apprentices by the TBM workforce. 

TBM Plant Manager Andy Williams: “This is a fantastic achievement and I’m incredibly proud of the whole team. The award is a fitting accolade for all their efforts 

“We’re committed to recruiting the next generation of Teesside steelworkers and apprenticeships play a vital role in helping us achieve this.” 

TBM works in partnership with Middlesbrough College on its apprenticeship programme and it’s a relationship that’s helping the business continue to recruit and train people of the highest calibre. 

Claire Long, TBM’s Manufacturing Operational Support Manager, said: “There are many people in our business who joined us as apprentices and they’ve risen through the ranks to senior positions. Our current intake of apprentices are extremely talented and already proving excellent additions to the Beam Mill team. They’re not only helping our business improve, they’re building excellent careers for themselves too. 

“The award is a huge honour for everyone at TBM and I’d like to thank everyone who contributes to our apprenticeship programme.” 

The awards are hosted by The Gazette and Journal in association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce and the grand final will take place next month.