The Ortus Group offered two Apprenticeships following the Governments enhanced incentive to create more jobs in the local area

The Ortus Group are delighted to announce this partnership in association with the RNN Group and North Notts College launching their first ever apprenticeship scheme. The Apprentice Service Engineers will be studying Mechatronics (Level 3) over the next 42 months. Their first successful candidates; Mackenzy Pressley and Jack Stevenson commenced work in their new roles on 1st September with the aim to be offered a full-time position within the company on completion of the qualification.

The Ortus Group is a market leader in the provision of highly specialised products and solutions for the Emergency Services sector and other related specialist markets. Over the last 10 years, the group has grown its portfolio to include a range of products and solutions, including Medical Devices, Medical Equipment Servicing, Vehicle Telematics, Asset Monitoring, and Asset Finance. The Ortus Medical Division supplies the UK’s Emergency Service Trusts with specialised front-line medical technology, including pre-hospital and ICU care. All products are vital components for the daily and specialised emergency patient care scenarios. The units they supply, such as Defibrillators, Ventilators, Suction Devices, and Automatic CPR, are reliable, portable and tailored of the respective application for emergency vehicles, helicopters, airplanes and in-hospital environments.

Craig Hall, Managing Director of The Ortus Group, explains why he pushed for an apprenticeship scheme: “I myself started my career as an apprentice, being able to learn and grow on the job allowed me to gain valuable experience at a young and impressionable age which I truly believe helped to shape my future. In the current climate, it is more important than ever to support our local community; the Government scheme has allowed us to offer two positions, we are passionate about supporting young talent and I look forward to watching our apprentices grow their careers within the company”.

The apprenticeship scheme will combine practical hands on experience within a real working environment for the engineering department based at their premises in Worksop, enhanced by classroom teaching at North Notts College, Rotherham.

The successful candidates Mackenzy and Jack comment on their new roles:

Mackenzy, 17, “I have always known I wanted to pursue a career in Engineering, servicing medical equipment is a very rewarding and interesting role, I look forward to gaining new skills, experiences, and adapting to the ever-changing medical industry”.

Jack, 17, “I like the contrast between the classroom teaching and gaining hands on experience, Ortus has a real family feel to it, their dedication to adapting the role to suit our needs and mirror our training in college has made me feel really comfortable and I am gaining lots of new valuable experiences.”

The Ortus Group would like to expand their apprenticeship offer in the near future and to continue their partnership with the RNN Group finding suitable courses to enhance their business.  Being able to give more people the opportunity to gain skills, qualifications, and future careers is something that the Group is very proud to support.