Automotive jobs initiative for Teesside

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An Automotive Cadetship has been launched by the High Tide Foundation, which was formed in 2012 by PD Ports and Casper Shipping to provide support young people seeking work on Teesside.

The scheme, which starts in September, has been developed in partnership with AV Dawson and four other companies based in the region including SABIC and Nifco, as well as Nissan and Evans Halshaw.

These organisations are providing participants with an insight into the world of automotive and the region’s thriving automotive sector; exploring the supply chain; from manufacture of plastic and movement of steel, through to sales in the car showroom.

Charlie Nettle, head of marketing and business development at AV Dawson, said: “It’s really important that we all do everything we can to inform and inspire the next generation so that they are more aware of the opportunities here in our region. We have developed a world class automotive sector in the North East; it has become a key sector for the area and is attracting global interest. However, to sustain this, we must attract new talent.”

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