Lambert, a provider of automation systems, equipment engineering and precision components has been working with pupils in nearby schools, colleges and universities all geared towards raising the image of the company and attracting the next generation of engineers
The company’s eight-year plan has seen its reputation as an employer of choice rise, and it is currently in the process of recruiting five more apprentices, taking its total to 11 employed in the past two years.
“We want to make sure that young people recognise the opportunities that a career in this sector offers and understand the skills that companies like ours are looking to nurture,” said managing director, Warren Lambert, who joined the company 20 years ago.
“We shouldn’t expect the Government to do this for us so we decided – as part of our growth strategy – to develop a plan of action that would span from the very grassroots into further and higher education.”
Their commitment to working with young people has been commended by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF naming the firm as the national winner of its ‘Partnerships with Education Award’ in the Future Manufacturing Awards last week.
Lambert has enjoyed major growth over the past year, securing a host of new contacts, with sales breaking £26m for the first time in its 42-year history.
Thanks to their success, the company has increased its workforce by nearly 20% to 183 staff, and have further plans to add £8m of new contracts and employ a further 25 people over the next 12 months.