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Engineering firm creates 78 graduate roles

Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Graduates with STEM related degrees will be pleased to hear that engineering firm Goodwin are using their £20 million pre-tax profits to take on 78 new employees. 

The company has revealed the exciting multi-million pound expansion of the Henley-based Goodwin Steel Castings which will house 53 full time roles and 25 graduate and non-graduate apprenticeships within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

A multi-million pound makeover

This makeover of the site on Ivy Road will see the existing maintenance building demolished and replaced with a brand new construction while the storage yard will be extended by 2,000 square metres. 

The firm also welcomed a separate development within the same factory during 2014 which allowed them to take on an additional 133 members of staff. 

Steven Birks, Director and General Manager at the business, said this is the first of a two-phase expansion and will allow Goodwin to keep up-to-date with the development market and maintain their success. 

It is also critical to allowing Goodwin install an advanced metal refining vessel will aid future business success, he added.

£100 million investment

Mr Birks noted that the overall investment into the new facility and additional skilled employees will total more than £100 million. 

Councillor Ross Irving, Chairman of the Planning Committee, said that this is fantastic scheme that will enhance what the firm already has and further boost graduate and non-graduate employment in the area.

John Goodwin, Chairman of the firm, said that after looking at the order book for this year, the business is set to have a good 12 months. 

With the firm making the decision to take on highly skilled workers and graduates, there’s no reason Goodwin won’t continue their success into the future. 

If you’re interested in engineering, speak to Grad Plus about their graduate engineering roles 

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