HART Biologicals is delighted to announce that its current crop of apprentices have graduated to their second year of work-based learning.
Joshua Evans, 19, Ryan Goodrich, 19, and 17-year-old Kenzie Robinson joined the firm in 2013 to start three-year apprenticeships via Hartlepool College.
All three have impressed in their time with the business and have now been joined first year apprentice Lauren Measor.
Lauren, age 17, who recently left Hartlepool’s Manor College with 10 GCSEs including several at A* grade, will be introduced to all of the firm’s systems and processes before specialising in quality control.
Alby Pattison, Managing Director of Hart Biologicals, said: “We are a business that firmly believes in investing in scientific talent for the future and apprenticeships are an ideal way for us to identify the skills of these young people and help them to prosper and develop in a relevant, real time environment.
“The second year apprentices have all impressed and are helping us enhance and improve the range of products and services we provide. The support we have received from Hartlepool College has been excellent too and it’s good to know we have the academic framework to compliment the practical experience.”
Joshua, who attended Conyers’ School before joining Hart Biologicals, has been working within the company’s research and development laboratories with a specific remit to help improve how products are freeze dried.
He said: “It’s been brilliant working with Hart Biologicals and has really opened my eyes. I work on a range of different projects looking at existing products and how they can be approved.
“I cannot wait to settle in to my second year and hope to continue working with Hart Biologicals in the future.”
Kenzie and Ryan have both been working within the production department, assisting with stock control and developing raw materials into finished products.
Kenzie said: “The work can be tough sometimes but it’s always rewarding. I really enjoy working with Hart Biologicals, it almost feels like your joining a family with the team atmosphere.
“The work I’ve been doing with the company has really encouraged me to go on and pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.”