Flowflex partners with college to mentor next generation of engineers.
Flowflex is to invest significantly in the recruitment of the next generation of engineers. Working in partnership with Buxton & Leek College, Flowflex Components Limited has launched ‘Future Engineers’, a programme designed to motivate, mentor and train apprentices.
The scheme will lead to full-time jobs for students and ensure the company maintains strong numbers of skilled workers.
Manufacturing manager, Steve Millward said: “We are working closely with the college to recruit some youngsters to feed into our manufacturing base, with a view that they are the future of the company. New apprentices will likely be the setter, the supervisors and the managers of the future. We have plenty of work and committed to investment, so there is a great deal of scope for people within the company to develop a career here.”
Business Development Manager at Buxton & Leek College, David Robert, said: “ We think this is a fantastic opportunity for our young engineers to work for a company that we know is really going to support, mentor and give them every opportunity to move into a full-time job, with excellent prospects.”
The ‘Future Engineers’ programme will see apprentices continue to study at college one day a week, working towards a technical certificate in engineering – with the opportunity to improve their maths and English is required.
Steve added: “We imagine to get the sufficient people to run the factory in the future we will need to recruit two or three apprentices each year over the next eight to 12 years.