British Steel to enhance Lincolnshire workforce with new trainees

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British Steel is enhancing its workforce with 58 new manufacturing trainees.

This week, 33 of the new starters joined the business at its Scunthorpe headquarters.

And as they started their careers with British Steel, the company revealed it’s now looking to recruit a further 25 manufacturing trainees who’ll start work in January.

All of the new employees will be trained to perform a variety of roles including crane driving, fork lift truck driving and machine operations.

Earlier this year 18 manufacturing trainees became the first trainees of their kind to join the Scunthorpe business in more than a decade.

The new trainees will be based in manufacturing areas across the company’s Scunthorpe site and be directly involved in producing British Steel’s annual 2.8 million tonne output of steel.

They will receive comprehensive on and off the job training, helping them develop personal and leadership skills as they work to support team leaders achieve plant operational targets and product quality.

Paul Martin, British Steel’s Deputy CEO, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the new trainees to our business. There was great competition for the roles and after coming through a rigorous recruitment process they’ve the opportunity to build excellent careers with us.

“More than 500 people have joined British Steel since our launch and this latest recruitment drive underlines our commitment to training the next generation of steelworkers.”

Training will be provided by British Steel’s highly-skilled employees, and staff from North Lindsey College.

College Principal Mick Lochran said: “These are fantastic new roles and it’s great to see a major employer like British Steel continuing to invest in growing and developing its workforce.”

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