Two new HEROS for NEWCo

TWO new apprentices have been appointed at NEWCo thanks to a scheme being run by Highland Council.

Kyle Roberts and Dylan Monk have joined the firm based at the Glen Nevis Business Park in Fort William.

Kyle Roberts

The Lochaber company was able to employ the men via The Highland Council’s Highland Employment Recruitment Offer (HERO) scheme.

Neil Worsdall, General Manager said: “NEWCo is delighted to be able to employ two new apprentices via this initiative.

“Investing in young people and giving them opportunities in our industry as always been the ethos of the company, so the scheme compliments what we already strive to do at NEWCo.

“The support we have received via HERO has been great and the feedback from Dylan and Kyle is that they are getting what they need as well. They are showing great promise.

Kyle Roberts (17) said: “I enjoy working at NEWCo because it is a great bunch of guys and there are a big variety of jobs where you learn a lot along the way.”

Fellow apprentice Dylan Monk, also 17 added: “My apprenticeship has benefited me as I have learnt new skills and really enjoyed my time so far.”

NEWCo’s purpose built and well-equipped workshop in Fort William is home to a team of skilled technicians whose services are facilitated by an in-house machine shop fitted with the leading state of the art machinery.

Dylan Monk

They supply a wide range of engineering-based industries, in both the large-scale industrial sector and private sector.

Since it was launched in March last year HERO, which is run by the Council’s Employability Team, has directly supported 225 people into employment.

The scheme is funded by The Highland Council and the Scottish Government under the No One Left Behind and Young Person’s Guarantee Funding Streams. It helps people of all work ages and with the greatest barriers to employment secure and stay in jobs.

Chair of the Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Trish Robertson said: “HERO is having very positive results as more people find their way into employment. I wish Dylan and Kyle all the best for their apprenticeships. They are just two of the young people benefitting from the scheme. If you are a Highland business and are interested to find out more about how you can apply, please get in touch with our employability team.”


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