voestalpine High Performance Metals UK are delighted to announce to have been shortlisted for the Medium Employer of the Year at this year’s The Ladder for Birmingham Apprenticeship Awards, to be held on Thursday July 4 at Edgbaston Stadium. The awards are a celebration of the best and brightest young learners and the people who are helping them to succeed.
Bev Smith, HR Manager at voestalpine High Performance Metals UK shares their approach, “Apprenticeships provide an invaluable route for training and recruiting new talent for our business, however, attracting new talent in the engineering sector isn’t easy. Over the last few years we’ve taken on 26 Apprentices, 13 have already taken full time positions, we currently have 13 completing their training with one to start shortly and a further four open positions at interview stage.
We cover a full spectrum of roles from administration to engineering and I’m particularly pleased to see a good mix of girls moving into more technical roles. This success has been achieved by working with a number of providers who support us in the recruitment process. We also operate a very successful graduate training programme. Three graduates have already been offered full time positions. Our workforce in Oldbury is largely made up of long service employees, but we recognise that new talent is the lifeblood of creating a successful business.”
Read the full story vHPM UK Approach to the National Skills Shortage – June 2019.