Friday, August 14, 2020

Apprenticeship programme sees Loughborough company go from strength to strength

Loughborough-based company Adey Steel Group is set to expand its team with an ongoing recruitment process and a new apprenticeship programme, giving young people the chance to build a career in the steel industry.

Recognising the need to attract young people into the engineering and construction industries, the Adey Steel Group welcomes four new entrants to its apprenticeship programme each year. Working with local colleges such as Loughborough and Stephenson College, the company focuses on training the apprentices in all aspects of the company, from developing both theory and knowledge to working on the shop floor and in the offices.

In recent years, the company has successfully trained fabricator welders and draughtsmen. Apprentices have also gone on to attain roles on workshop floors as CAD designers and project managers.

The company also welcomes speculative applications for full time positions from candidates who feel their personality, attitude and relevant skills could contribute to the Group.

Andrew Adey, managing director of the Adey Steel Group, said: “Being a family owned company gives us a unique perspective on the importance of nurturing fresh talent. Our rolling recruitment process and apprenticeship scheme is indicative of this. By working closely with SEMTA and prioritising the pastoral care of our apprentices, we can ensure they will smoothly bridge the gap between school and full time work.

“With recent headlines reporting mass job losses within the steel industry, it is important for us to be able to recruit as many as possible and offer young people the chance to enter the industry in a reliable environment.”

The Adey Steel Group, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, operates across the construction and engineering sectors across its four business areas: Adey Steel, Adey SteelShop, Adey Technical and Adey Transport. The company has worked on both large and small scale projects such as Battersea Power Station, Selfridges London and the University of Nottingham.

Adey Steel Group was started in 1925 by Harry Adey and his wife. The business has been kept in the family, seeing all four generations of the Adey sons managing the family business.

A recent rebrand saw the company merge its four businesses under one overarching brand, the Adey Steel Group.

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