Monday, February 24, 2014

News: Search begins for the next captains of Industry


Leading engineering and manufacturing training provider, Brinsworth Training has started the search for the future "Captains of Industry."

The campaign which is backed by local employers was launched this week at the New York Stadium, home of Rotherham United FC to find the next generation of engineers for the sector.

The Government announced last year their concerns in the lack of new engineers entering the marketplace and issued a stark warning that the problem could constrain the UK's economic recovery. A number of reports have been issued from both BIS and the Royal Academy of Engineers to confirm these fears and locally, employers are very keen to find a wave of young people to address the skills shortages in the region.

The "Captains of Industry" campaign has been devised by Brinsworth Academy of Engineering to use sport as a vehicle of engagement for new recruits to the sector.

The academy has state of the art facilities at Templeborough in Rotherham and has secured a record number of vacancies for apprentices, despite the harsh economic climate.

Paul Reeves, business development director at Brinsworth Training (pictured, left), said: "The engineering sector in South Yorkshire needs to recruit over 15,000 people over the next five years simply to replace those who are set to retire, we need to engage as many new entrants as possible and we see this campaign as the ideal vehicle to do that.

"We are working with local sporting clubs to communicate our message across their fan base. We are hoping that supporters will take an interest in some of the opportunities that are available within the engineering sector and become the next industry Captains.

"Engineering and sport are very similar, we need to develop team players who are dedicated, can communicate and can develop a range of skills that will make them part of a winning organisation. We have employers literally waiting to pick their new teams and need as many new engineers as possible. There are some fantastic opportunities out there with excellent career prospects."

Brinsworth Training website

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