Engineering Success at Supreme

SUPREME’s newest recruit has embraced a career in engineering after successfully completing a two-year apprenticeship – gaining distinctions at every stage along the way!

While his friends had completed apprenticeships at an earlier age, James Organ-Simpson joined Supreme as a 24-year-old, joining the engineering team. James thinks being older was an advantage.

He said: “I have to be honest, before I took this role I hadn’t really had an interest in mechanical engineering. I was working in a seafood factory and doing a course in maths and science at Whitby College. 

“Most of my friends had done apprenticeships or had gone to university already. A good friend told me about the role here and I applied. I’m really glad I did – I love it.

“My apprenticeship is completed and I’m fully qualified in mechanical engineering. Being a bit older when I did this I think was an advantage as I was more focused. When I did a BTEC in Sports, I got passes and merits – with this I achieved distinctions throughout.”

James worked four days a week at Supreme and studied a day a week at college to complete the apprenticeship and now has a full-time role as part of the engineering team.

David Harris at Supreme Plastics, said: “James has been a fantastic addition to the team and it’s great to see that apprenticeships can help people work towards a stable and long-term career, no matter what age you are when you decide to start.”