Telford based Transicon Ltd, a family run manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives, Servo Drives, PLC and SCADA Systems, is busy expanding the firm’s apprenticeship programme and has spent the last two weeks meeting candidates who are keen to make their mark in the sector.
Director Jennifer Hughes has spent the last two weeks meeting candidates who are keen to embark on a career with an exciting, progressive firm; well reputed for quality and long term staff retention.
“Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of the manufacturing community and absolutely its future, our hiring strategy going forward to compliment our fine staff retention record is to grow and develop our own talent. What we can offer is a high quality, practical vocation, an exciting and challenging career with quality technology and the opportunity to work with our world class customers” continues Jennifer.
Recent Transicon Electrical Control System installed at BMW Plant
In the birthplace of the industrial revolution and in one of Britain’s fastest growing new towns, Telford should, with its plethora of world class firms has a tremendous opportunity to return some of its proud former production glory, yet the sector continues, as is seen across the UK, to struggle to attract more women into the sector, something that Director Jennifer Hughes is all too aware as one of the few female Directors of and SME manufacturer in the region:
“It doesn’t make sense considering the skills gap that is well reported in manufacturing for firms to continue to appeal only to a small percentage of your potential workforce in the local area so manufacturers must do more to challenge this unconscious bias that might deter a young female in the area from considering a career in the sector.”
Transicon Ltd is based in Telford, employing around 40 people and boast world class companies in its customer portfolio such as BMW.
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