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Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes, 56, is an assembly operative at Siemens. He spent 31 years with BAE Systems as a machinist and assembly fitter on programmes including the Hawk, Harrier and Nimrod, before being made redundant in 2011. He lives in North Lincolnshire.

Tony Watson

Tony Watson, 49, is an assembly operative at Siemens. For the past 28 years, he has worked in Hull’s thriving caravan industry, most recently as a team leader in exterior finishing. He lives in west Hull.

Daniel Fieldhouse

Daniel Fieldhouse, 30, is a packing operative at Siemens. He is a qualified bricklayer, but has spent his career so far in manufacturing, but wanted to move into renewable energy. He lives in east Hull.

Ross Turner

Ross Turner, 38, is a lifting coach at Siemens. After spending 20 years as a trainer in the Army, Ross worked as a plant machinery trainer at a company specialising in infrastructure and public services. Ross lives in Goole.

Richard Moran

Richard Moran, 41, is a coating operative at Siemens. He spent 10 years as a paint sprayer at BAE Systems, but was looking for a new challenge. He lives in west Hull.

Holly Dyson

Holly gained a mechanical assemblies fitter position with Hull-based The Water Hydraulics Company Ltd after leaving school.

Michael King

Michael King, 56, from west Hull, was unemployed for over four years before enrolling on the Pathway to Employment programme.

He was offered a job as an operative with Atlas Leisure Homes at the end of his placement there.

Lee Norman

Lee Norman, Trainee Glass Cutter at KwikTuf, has been employed through the Pathway to Employment programme.

Michelle Saville, HR Manager KwikTuf, explains:

Nicola Watson

Living near the Siemens development at Alexandra Dock in Hull, Nicola had heard a lot about the job opportunities it would bring.