IMH opens training centre.
A TEESSIDE engineering company has opened a training centre as it looks to inspire and hire young talent in the region.
Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH), which has launched an in-house training scheme for hydraulic engineers at its headquarters in Middlesbrough, will host an advanced apprenticeship programme at the new facility.
IMH, which employs more than 40 people, offers services in engineering, design and manufacturing.
Managing director Nathanael Allison said: "I believe that the gentle recovery we are now experiencing in the economy is significantly supported by small and medium sized businesses - businesses just like us.
"At IMH our strengths come from our technical expertise, our world class hydraulic knowledge.
"To ensure we continue our long term sustainable growth, we have to invest in passing on that knowledge from our experienced engineers to the next and coming generations of young people."
He added that the investment in the training centre represented a long-term commitment to nurturing engineers for the future.
The local economy, as well as the company's staff could also benefit, since the business would be delivering short basic hydraulic courses to other engineering businesses in the North East.