Fablink offer seven students full-time jobs

Seven New College Durham students are celebrating after they have all secured jobs at Fablink Group’s Evenwood site.

When Fablink were looking to employ one new member of staff, they contacted the fabrication and welding department at New College Durham. Seven Level 3 Fabrication & Welding students applied for the post and were invited to go along for interview. Fablink were so impressed with all the students that they could not choose between them, so they decided to hire all seven.

Ciaran Anderson, Braydon Danz, Isaac Die, Kane Dunstone, Reece Howie, Rio Topping, Ewan Watson are all nowemployed as full time fabricator welders. The students passed both the college and in-house requirements and are now currently completing an internal co-ordinated training plan to further their skill sets and knowledge.

Engineering and Technical Lecturer, Christopher Dawson said:

“We are delighted that seven of our students have been taken on by such a prestigious company as Fablink. Stuart Joyce was impressed with the students’ welding skills at interview and the students were excited at the prospect of working for Fablink.”

Stuart Joyce, Head of Weld Automation and Robotics at Fablink, said:

“The skill level, attitude and willingness to learn by all seven trainees has been an absolute pleasure to witness and to be a part of; all of the trainees are a credit to both themselves and New College Durham.

To be where they are after the challenges posed to learning over the last year by the Covid pandemic is a truly remarkable achievement.”

Deputy Principal Alison Maynard commented: “It is a privilege to be able to work in partnership with Fablink, a company that is helping our young engineers to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours with personal training, development plans and mentor support.”

New College Durham continues to support Fablink's Evenwood site as a pathway for engineering students entering employment.