Largest intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

Largest intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest-ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Now, having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14...

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Spencer’s latest accounts report positive performance despite pandemic

Spencer’s latest accounts report positive performance despite pandemic

Engineering business C Spencer has delivered a positive trading performance in its latest published accounts, reporting turnover of £42 million and a pre-tax profit of £0.5m despite very challenging market conditions due to the pandemic. Covid-driven site closures in the early part of the business year to the end of March 2021 resulted in very low operating levels with restrictive working...

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Growing mechanical and electrical firm celebrates move into new premises

Growing mechanical and electrical firm celebrates move into new premises

A leading Hull mechanical and electrical installation contractor says a move to larger new premises is “testament” to its continuing growth. GW Power-Safe has relocated from its unit in Brighton Street Industrial Estate to a much larger premises in Scott Street. The new location is opposite the site of the old Scott Street Bridge, which used to be home to the Banksy artwork. The move coincides...

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Historic bridge as it’s never been seen before – thanks to Hull-based engineers

Historic bridge as it’s never been seen before – thanks to Hull-based engineers

It is one of the world’s oldest suspension bridges, but now it can be seen as never before. Hull-based bridge maintenance, repair and renovation specialist Spencer Group has removed the entire timber decking of the 200-year-old Union Chain Bridge, which links England and Scotland, as part of an essential programme of works to preserve the iconic structure. The bridge, which has a single span of...

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HETA old boy urges apprentices to aim for the top

HETA old boy urges apprentices to aim for the top

Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) welcomed back a former learner who is now making his mark in industry as they celebrated the achievements of their latest crop of apprentices. Chris Sadler addressed an audience from HETA’s sites in Stallingborough and Foxhills and told of the progress he had made since he attended a similar awards night four years ago. He now works as a control...

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