Forgemasters launches apprentice search

Sheffield Forgemasters is to recruit 14 new apprentices in early 2017 as it looks to invest in the next generations of employees.

The manufacturing giant, which produces castings and forgings for suppliers to the engineering, nuclear, and process industries, has launched its search for suitable candidates to start in the first quarter of next year.

Its four-year apprenticeship programme has earned plaudits from education, training and sector experts and sees the company commit to a £1m training framework for its specialist staff.

Graham Honeyman, chief executive of Sheffield Forgemasters, said: “In these somewhat uncertain and challenging times for the sector, this is a very encouraging and positive announcement, both for our business and the steel, manufacturing and engineering sectors as a whole.”

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