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Engineering giant trains new talent

01 December 2006

Sheffield Forgemasters has taken on a new batch of apprentices to add to its specialist engineering workforce.

The 200-year-old company is continuing to take a proactive role in putting crucial engineering skills back into the industry through its outstanding apprenticeship scheme.

SFIL will train 42 apprentices over the coming year - the majority in their second and third-years, plus new school and college graduates studying for specialist careers and roles at the Brightside Lane site.

Steve Tagg, HR Officer at SFIL, said: "We offer our apprentices a great opportunity to pursue rewarding careers with a forward thinking company that they may not have otherwise had the opportunity to embrace.

Peter Hill, Academy Manager at Metskill, the strategic skills body for the metals industry, said: "All apprentices taken on at Forgemasters have full employment from day one and are supported in every way to push themselves and be successful.

"We have no shortage of people wanting to join their training scheme."

In addition to specific training modules, Forgemasters' apprentices learn from individually appointed and experienced mentors at the plant.

Photo Caption: New apprentices' salute the future.