A group of Saudi Council of Engineers graduates training at TTE have gained some valuable site experience as part of their programme.
Currently 50 graduates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are training at TTE to increase their vocational skills.
A group of three mechanical graduates and 13 electrical graduates took part in the first site visits. They visited Lotte Chemical UK Ltd, Wilton Engineering on the banks of the River Tees and Northumbrian Water’s Howdon Site.
The Howdon Site is the largest Sewage Treatment Works site on the East coast between Edinburgh and the Thames. During the visit, the graduates gained experience with leading edge processes which are installed to treat waste from the equivalent of 1.1 million people.
A second group, made up of health and safety and chemical process graduates, will visit the same sites in January. The visits are part of the graduate training programme at TTE, which is preparing them for careers in industry when they return to the Kingdom.
It gave them first-hand experience of the diversity of the industry and the application of the skills they are gaining at TTE.
The programme delivered by TTE is supplemented by the academic skills of the graduates. It is also part of the part of the Saudi Council of Engineers’ commitment to enhancing the employability of its graduates, who have gained engineering-based degrees at some of the world’s leading universities.
Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE, said: “The diverse range of engineering and industrial companies located in the Tees Valley is helping the understanding of industry among the graduates to compliment the skills and competences whilst they are at TTE.”