Penso heads to recruitment event with new jobs offer

Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Leading lightweight manufacturing specialist, Penso is heading to a major industry event this weekend with the promise of a host of high value jobs up for grabs.

Penso, which offers a complete turnkey engineering service, will be taking its biggest ever presence to The National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition when it rolls into the NEC on Friday (April 24).

Backed by a £4m sales boost over the past twelve month, the Coventry-based company will be aiming to recruit up to ten new employees, including a number of graduate engineer opportunities.

Michael Collins, sales and marketing director, has also been invited to make a presentation on Saturday (April 25) at 2pm about the opportunities generated by a career in high value manufacturing.

“Any event that puts industry in the spotlight and gives us access to people interested in a career in our sector has to be welcomed,” explainedCollins.

“That is why we’re backing The National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition with a large stand (D50), a keynote presentation and the offer of up to 10 positions currently available.”

He continued: “Traditional ways of finding staff aren’t working so we have to be creative in how we identify and secure the type of people who will make a positive difference to our business.”

Michael-Collins, group sales & marketing director. Penso ( © Daniel Graves Photography 2014).
Michael-Collins, group sales & marketing director, Penso ( © Daniel Graves Photography 2014).

Penso currently has senior engineer jobs available in its design and structure group and across its analysis, development and test divisions.

There are also two graduate engineer vacancies and up to five apprentice positions available for delegates visiting the show.

The director concluded: “Turnover has risen to £20m off the back of a number of contract wins with car makers, railway companies and defence contractors, all keen to tap into our concept design, feasibility analysis, advanced composite and niche production capabilities.

“We’re up to about 230 people working for us at the moment, with the possibility of another 100 to be created over the next 12 months.”