Adey Steel hosts open day for apprentices

  • Loughborough-based Adey Steel hosted an open day for prospective apprentices
  • Potential apprentices spent several hours at family-owned specialist steel fabricator headquarters
  • The day included meeting apprentices past and present as well as a full tour of the five-acre facility
  • Adey Steel runs award-winning apprenticeship programme in conjunction with Leicester College

The Adey Steel Group has hosted an Apprenticeship Open Day.

The specialist steel fabricator, which is based on a purpose-built, five-acre site in Loughborough, are huge advocates of apprenticeships.

The family-owned-and-operated business has been operating an award-winning employer apprenticeship programme with Leicester College for well over 10 years.

And following its appearance at the Leicester College Apprenticeship Fair during National Apprenticeship Week, the Adey Steel Group invited prospective fabricator / welders they had met at the Leicester College event to learn more about working life at the company.

The would-be apprentices, who were aged between 16 and 34, were given a detailed tour of the company’s facilities on the Falcon Industrial Park during the day. They also spent time with apprentices past and present as well as completed a Competency Test. The Adey Steel Group currently has six members of staff completing their three-year apprenticeship programmes.

Richard Greasley, a former Adey Steel apprentice and now Production Director at the Adey Steel Group, said: “It was great to give so many young people an insight into working life at the Adey Steel Group.

“Training the next generation in engineering, fabrication and welding is critical to the long-term future not just of Adey Steel but also the wider UK steel fabrication industry. The steel fabrication industry workforce is ageing, and we will increasingly need more apprentices in a variety of roles to help us deliver the critical infrastructure projects across a number of key sectors.”

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