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OSBIT Power is continuing to attract talented engineers and has this week welcomed two new graduates. Both employees have been awarded permanent contracts after completing placements with the company as part of their degrees.

Callum Noble and Sasha Aichroth completed their studies at University of Edinburgh. As part of their course, both undertook a seven-month placement with the Northumberland-based offshore engineering company. After impressing the company’s directors, they were offered permanent contracts to begin after graduation.

The pair is the latest in a series of graduate engineers who have been recruited by OP since the company launched in 2010. The company began offering placements several years ago, with the number being offered increasing yearly as the company expands. The permanent OP team has grown by over 150 percent in the last three years.

Callum, 23, who is from Penicuik in Scotland, joins the business after gaining a 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering, which included a focus on renewable energy. Sacha, 25, earned a 2:1 Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and moves to the North East from Sherborne in Somerset.

As OP engineers, Callum and Sacha will be involved in a variety of projects across the oil & gas and renewables sectors. They will participate in OP’s full project lifecycle from designing and draughting the innovative engineering solutions delivered by the company, through to on-site installation.

OP provides bespoke engineering solutions that range from onshore pipe and cable handling, pipe and cable lay and well-intervention equipment to test rigs, trenchers and subsea vehicles.

It is also a leading supplier of offshore ‘walk to work’ systems. OP’s MaXccess range utilises patented technology to allow safer transfers between support vessels and rigs or offshore wind turbines in greater wave heights.

Callum said: “The time I spent on placement with OSBIT was excellent and I was delighted to be offered a permanent position with the company. The company is exceptionally innovative and I am very proud to be part of such a talented and experienced team.”

Sacha said: “The North East is a hub for offshore and subsea engineering and I am very pleased to have secured a role with one of the region’s leading companies. My placement was really interesting and through it I gained practical experience and industry knowledge which will prove useful in my new permanent role.”

Tony Trapp, Executive Chairman of OSBIT Power, said: “It is essential we invest in the creation of a skilled workforce to support the growth of our business and the wider UK engineering industry.

“We are strong advocates of graduate development, which can help retain and attract talented people both within, and to the North East. Callum and Sacha are two very talented young people who impressed during their placements at OSBIT and I am delighted that they have now become part of our workforce.”

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