Douglas will be working with Dearman’s engineering team for four days a week across a range of disciplines, including test, development and machining.
Dearman chief technology officer Nick Owen says Cameron isthe first apprentice in what will now be a programme to both attract and develop engineering skills to help fulfil what he expects to be rapid future growth.
“Cameron joins a rapidly growing team of engineers, and will have opportunities to work with truly cutting-edge technology,” states Owen.
“We are committed to encouraging the engineers of tomorrow, recognising that they will be vital to the success of not only our own technologies, but also the growth of the UK’s clean technology industry” he adds.
“Kingston College has a strong track record of working with businesses to place apprentices, and we are glad to have added Dearman to that list,” comments Louise Bracegirdle, engineering training manager for Kingston College.
“Dearman is unique in what it’s doing, and we are confident that Cameron will be complementing his studies by learning from a very talented team,” she adds.
The news follows Dearman’s recent announcement of a £16 million investment in the company and its liquid nitrogen engine technology from Park Vale – aimed at enabling ongoing development and commercialisation.
Field trials are due to start soon and Owen says “significant employment opportunities” will follow in a range of commercial and engineering roles.