Engineering and maintenance provider Bilfinger UK has pledged to hire 400 apprentices over the next five years, it said June 30. This commitment would “deliver future growth and attract and retain more young people across the sector.”
The new commitment will see the firm hire 86 new trainees this year across its network in England and Scotland, with the majority of the positions created within its maintenance, modifications and operations business.
Bilfinger UK, which is headquartered in Warrington in Cheshire, is one of Britain’s largest tier one contractors with 4,500 employees and 13 locations across the UK’s key industrial hubs.
“It is common knowledge that there is a skills shortage in the UK engineering industry and as a major contractor and employer, we recognise the importance of our role in attracting new talent into the sector and providing them with the skills and opportunities to build successful careers,” Bilfinger UK said.
For more information and how to apply, please see here. (Picture credit: Bilfinger UK.)