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British Steel set for mass recruitment drive

Published: Saturday, 13 August 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

British Steel has announced plans to take on more than 100 trainee steelworkers, including 17 graduates, across its sites in Teesside and Scunthorpe.

The graduates will be joining British Steel’s graduate training scheme and includes those with degrees in science and engineering and those with other disciplines such as finance and human resources.

They will join British Steel this summer – all early career trainees should be in place by September – and will take on roles across the firm’s areas of operations.

The company will also take on 46 apprentices, while seven people will take part in the firm’s degree apprenticeship scheme.

Also working alongside them will be a number of undergraduates who will partake in placement schemes – which will last for three to nine months – with the majority of them likely to go on to join British Steel full-time when their degrees have been completed.

Wide range of disciplines

Those on the young apprentices programme will serve three-year craft or functional apprenticeships, whilst those on degree apprenticeships will be studying for an engineering degree.

British Steel Human Resources Director, Paul Martin, expressed his delight at being able to recruit the next generation of steelworkers and ensure there is a pipeline of talent, which possess the required skills, is vital for the future of the industry.

Ensuring a sustainable future

The company already employs 4,800 people, all of which are dedicated to ensuring there is a sustainable future for British Steel and its customers.

The 100-plus young trainees that managed to get through the highly competitive selection process have showed a great desire to build a career within the industry for themselves.

For graduate training schemes across a range of locations, visit Grad Plus today

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