Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) has taken on a record 33 apprentices this September, its largest recruitment of trainees up to now.
The new starters will take-up positions along the company between bricklayer to degree students because it future-proofs the company against an ageing workforce and sources new skills-sets.
Recruitment will commence during summer with all the appointments manufactured in September.
“The people we handle this holiday season shall be fundamental on the way ahead for this provider while we make plans and look at succession and retirements throughout our operations,” said Rick Frankeiss, Group Training Manager at Sheffield Forgemasters.
He added: “The apprenticeships would require us to consider entirely new systems for lessons in line with guidelines and structures established with the Institute for Apprenticeships london, including more detailed mentoring and end-point assessment the first time.
“We need to grow our very own skills base because our efforts are unique and we’re on the lookout for trainees in such jobs as pattern making, machining, foundry work, maintenance roles, welding, fitting and research and development C it covers a lot of our operations.”