Open day finds employees to meet demands

Full order books are rare. There are exceptions – as anyone who has bought a new car in the last year or two will tell you. But companies whose products are in demand, not due to component shortages, are few and far between.

Full order books

Corbetts the Galvanizers are one such company, though you are unlikely to hear them talking about it. They have traded for over 160 years because they keep evolving, and change to the latest demands. A full order book brings different challenges. Galvanizing relies heavily on an efficient workforce. Humans do many of the tasks not robots, and the immediate challenge at the beginning of the year was to expand the workforce to meet the order book.

A recent open day started the ball rolling. Prospective employees were invited to tour the plant in the Halesfield area of Telford. After witnessing galvanizing at first hand, prospective workers were informed of the company’s Iron Duke Academy that is about to be launched and which and will benefit the careers of Corbetts employees – whether they have just joined or have 30 years’ experience. The Iron Duke Academy will ensure staff are given sufficient training and development opportunities.

Fifteen people joined the company on a full-time basis, a majority of them started work with Corbetts the following week.

“It was good to see a mix of men and women from a diverse range of jobs looking to join us,” HR Manager Natalie Hughes said. “Everyone is employed by us on full-time contracts and in ten years’ time I hope to be celebrating a milestone with them and to have witnessed their advancement under the guidance of the Iron Duke Academy.”

NATALIE HUGHES, HR MANAGER
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Natalie Hughes, HR Manager

If you, a friend or a relative missed the opportunity to attend the ‘Open Day’, text SPARE30 to 07706 339961 to receive a reply with details of when you can visit the Halesfield site and find out more about working for Corbetts the Galvanizers.

NEXT OPEN DAY: Thursday, May the 26th 2022.

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