Sheffield Forgemasters to recruit 19 new apprentices

Sheffield Forgemasters has started its latest drive to recruit 19 apprentices across a wide range of disciplines.

Following the historic company’s acquisition by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) last year, successful applicants will join one of the country’s most advanced manufacturing businesses during an exciting period and become part of an award-winning apprenticeship scheme.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and those who are successful will – starting in September – receive fully-funded training, working towards a professional qualification whilst getting paid.

Rick Franckeiss, learning and development manager at Sheffield Forgemasters, said: “This is an exciting time for new apprentices to join the company, which has a secure future following its MoD acquisition that will enhance its reputation and position as a world-leading centre for engineering.”

The company will invest an £400m over the next 10 years to support its defence-critical assets, including plans for a new heavy forge line and building, a flood alleviation scheme and major machine tool replacements, which will be unmatched outside of the UK.

Mr Franckeiss added: “The opportunities that we now have for apprentice career development are extraordinary as we intensify our work for the MoD and pioneer manufacturing technologies for civil nuclear power and offshore wind power.

“I’m delighted that we are in a position to offer 19 skilled apprenticeships ahead of our September intake and we expect a strong response to the launch. I’d like to emphasise that gender and background are no barriers to jobs in this company and we welcome the broadest diversity of applicants.”

Details can be found on the Sheffield Forgemasters’ website and include a broad variety of roles including: foundry work, machining/production fitting, electrical engineering, metallurgy, steelmaking, patternmaking, accountancy, project management and business administration.

Sheffield Forgemasters specialises in the design and manufacture of high integrity forgings and castings offering end-to-end manufacture for steel production from a single site in the UK.

Global markets served include defence, marine, civil nuclear, steel processing, offshore, renewables, power generation, high pressure reactors, steel plant and ingot/bar.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2022.

Sheffield Forgemasters

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