Apprentice recruitment drive launched at Sheffield-based Forgemasters

Thursday 17 June 2021, 8:24 PM

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Sheffield-based Forgemasters  are seeking applicants who are at least 16 years old and those who are successful will receive fully funded training, working towards a professional qualification, whilst getting paid.

Details of the positions, across a wide range of disciplines, have been posted on the website Careers page, but include a variety of roles ranging from technical and manufacturing through to marketing and quality control.

Rick Franckeiss, learning and development manager, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Sheffield Forgemasters is investing in the recruitment of 13 apprentices and two trainee positions, starting in September 2021.

This is very positive and encouraging news and offers significant career development for applicants who can demonstrate initiative and the dynamic to become high achievers with one of the country’s most advanced manufacturing businesses.

Sheffield Forgemasters is a major employer in the Sheffield City Region, with 600 employees and an apprenticeships programme which makes up around ten per cent of the workforce at any one time.

Rick added: “Most of our apprentices remain with the company and many go on to further education after initial training, due to our continued investment in the development of our people.

We consider apprentices to be the future leaders of the business and can proudly boast that our chief operating officer and board director, Gareth Barker, started out at Sheffield Forgemasters as an apprentice and worked his way up through the company to one of the most senior positions.

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