30 new jobs up for grabs at British Steel in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 Jul 2017

THIRTY new employees are set to be taken on by British Steel at its Scunthorpe works.

The company is looking to recruit 30 manufacturing trainees to join 18 who started work with the firm earlier this year.

The jobs come with a salary of £19,000 plus shift allowance where applicable in the first year, rising to around £22,000 plus shift allowance in the second year, following the completion of training and qualifications.

British Steel has recruited more than 500 new people since it was launched last year after the sale of Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business to Greybull Capital.

The 18 manufacturing trainees who started earlier in the year were the first of their kind to join the Scunthorpe business in more than a decade.

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Like them, the 30 new employees will be trained to perform various roles including crane driving, fork lift truck driving and machine operations.

Paul Martin, British Steel managing director, said: “If we’re to build a sustainable business it’s vital we continue to invest in our most important asset, our people, and that is why we are excited to be offering these new roles.

“Our employees are highly-skilled, are passionate about the products they make and proud to work for British Steel and the new trainees will be guaranteed first class training and the opportunity to build exciting new careers.

“The trainees will also receive comprehensive on and off the job training, helping them develop personal and leadership skills as they work to support team leaders achieve plant operational targets and product quality.”

The 18 manufacturing trainees who started at British Steel earlier this year, pictured on their first day at work on the Scunthorpe site

The new trainees will be based in manufacturing areas across British Steel’s Scunthorpe site and will be directly involved in producing its 2.8 million tonne annual steel output.

They will be trained by British Steel employees and North Lindsey College.

Candidates for the roles must be 18 or over, with a full and valid driving licence, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.

The company also says candidates should ideally have maths and English GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above and be capable of using Microsoft IT packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Mr Martin said: “These people will deliver significant value to our business and as they progress through the training programme the levels of responsibility will increase.

“This really is a fantastic opportunity for people who want to quickly advance their careers, gaining qualifications and experience without the huge debts often associated with a university education.

“And I have every confidence that they will help us build a more sustainable future for British Steel, themselves and all our colleagues.”

For more information about British Steel vacancies, call 01472 404040 or go to britishsteel.co.uk/join-our-team/current-vacancies


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