Osbit in recruitment drive after significant growth
A Northumberland-based engineering company is recruiting 13 graduates after experiencing significant growth over the past year.
Osbit Power's expansion drive is being financially supported by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, with five graduates already employed.
The company reported a turnover increase of 450 per cent for the last financial year to £8m, which is set to double again this year.
Osbit Power was launched four years ago by Dr Tony Trapp, who has more than 40 years’ experience in the offshore and subsea sectors.
Trapp said: "I believe in creating wealth through innovation and it is important to me that I do this in Northumberland, where there is an extensive customer and supplier base for first class engineering.
"I have worked with many of our suppliers very closely for a number of years. This strength has led to our current expansion plans and the need for top quality, Russell Group university graduates."
Councillor Dave Ledger, deputy leader of Northumberland County Council and chairman of Arch, added: "This talent retention is a vital part of our economic prosperity and we are delighted to have been able to support Osbit to recruit the next generation of engineers."