British Steel to take on 100 trainees

British Steel to take on 100 trainees

British Steel has announced plans to take on more than 100 trainees as it looks to future-proof its workforce in the North of England.

The 100 young recruits are joining British Steel this summer in a variety of roles across the company’s operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside.

This includes 46 apprentices, 17 graduates and seven people enrolling on the company’s degree apprenticeship scheme.

They will also be joined by scores of under graduates who will work on placement schemes with many of them likely to join British Steel full-time when they’ve completed their degrees.

It takes the number of people taken on by British Steel since its June launch to nearly 200 after the firm previously announced 80 agency workers were being transferred on to its books.

British Steel human resources director, Paul Martin, said: “We are extremely proud to be recruiting so many young people to our business - they are the new generation of steelworkers.

“The steel industry has always been committed to recruiting young people and we are delighted to be maintaining that tradition.

“That process of renewal is vital to ensure the future of the industry and that we have new, highly-skilled people coming through the business.

“The recruitment process was therefore extremely thorough with only the highest calibre candidates offered a place.

“We already employ 4,800 people across the company, all of whom are dedicated to building a sustainable future for British Steel and our customers.

“The 100-plus young trainees who will be joining us this summer showed a great desire to follow in their footsteps and I am sure they will give us even more impetus.”

All of the early career trainees will be in place at British Steel by September.

Hobson added: “Investing in young people and training is vital and I am sure our colleagues will warmly welcome these new starters to British Steel.”

 

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