Search is on for 60 more British Steel trainees as 150 milestone is flagged up

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Apr 2018

More than 150 manufacturing trainees have joined British Steel since the company started recruiting into the new roles last year – and the search is on for 60 more.

British Steel's first manufacturing trainees – who are trained to perform roles including crane driving, fork lift truck driving and machine operations – started work in Scunthorpe in April 2017.

Virtually every month since, a new intake have followed in their footsteps and this month's starters take the total number of new recruits to 155.

British Steel deputy chief executive Paul Martin said: "We've a great history of recruiting trainees to our business and we’re maintaining this tradition with our manufacturing trainees.

"I'm pleased to say they've made excellent starts to their careers with British Steel and are already making significant contributions to the business. As their skill, knowledge and experience grows, I’m confident they’ll make an even bigger impact as we look to build a sustainable future.

"I'd like to welcome the latest intake of 30 trainees who've joined us this month and I’d encourage anyone looking for a new challenge, with excellent career prospects, to consider applying as we search for 60 more people."

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

The salary for the roles starts at £19,380 plus shift allowance (where applicable) in year one, progressing to circa £22,000 plus shift allowance (where applicable) in year 2, following successful completion of training.

Lucy Lings, British Steel senior resourcing advisor, said: "In the coming months we’re looking to recruit dozens more manufacturing trainees in Scunthorpe, all of whom will be given first class training from our highly-skilled employees and North Lindsey College.

"Throughout the process the standard of applications has been incredibly high and we look forward to hearing from people who want to build a career with us."

North Lindsey College Principal Mick Lochran said: "These are excellent roles with great prospects. It’s pleasing to see British Steel continuing to invest in its people and North Lindsey are proud to be supporting the company."

Candidates must be aged 18 and over as this is a legal requirement in order to be able to work shifts. They will also be expected to have a full and valid driving licence, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.

Applicants must have achieved GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English to C grade or above or functional skills level 2 in English and Maths. They will need to be an intermediate IT user, capable of using Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

For more information about vacancies at British Steel, call 01472 404040 or click here.

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