British Steel welcomes 74 new employees to Scunthorpe site

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British Steel has announced 74 new people are joining the business in Scunthorpe this month, including 41 apprentices.

Of the 74 new arrivals, there will be 30 apprentices in mechanical, electrical, structural and functional roles and 11 degree apprentices in engineering and technical positions.

New apprentices at British Steel in Scunthorpe.

British Steel’s Scunthorpe apprenticeship programme is run in conjunction with North Lindsey College and the apprentices will receive training, in the classroom and on-site, for between two and three years.

Once they’ve completed their apprenticeships, it’s hoped they will join the business on a permanent basis.

The graduates are on permanent contracts and will complete four six-month rotations across British Steel before moving into substantive positions with the company.

British Steel Managing Director Paul Martin said: “I’m delighted to welcome these new people to British Steel, all of whom can make a significant contribution to our future.

“Once again we were inundated with applications for these coveted roles and all those who’ve joined us should be extremely proud as they faced fierce competition.

“I wish them every success at this exciting time as they embark on the start of their careers with British Steel.”

North Lindsey College Principal Mick Lochran said: “We have an excellent partnership with British Steel and it’s pleasing to see so many new people joining the business.

“The steel industry is highly skilled and the apprentices will receive training of the highest order, giving them an excellent opportunity to build long-term careers with British Steel.”