JCB’s £7.5m investment in Young Talent creates 168 jobs

 

JCB have announced the recruitment of almost 170 apprentices and graduates as the company steps up investment in its Young Talent programme

The Young Talent programme was created four years ago, and during this time around 550 graduates and engineers have joined the business.

This year the Staffordshire-based company is ploughing £7.5m into recruiting young people, bringing the total to £20m since the programme was created.

Of the 168 people who are joining JCB, a total of 117 are apprentices on a range of programmes from Level 2 upwards, including 20 Higher Apprentices who will go on to take degrees.  In addition, 24 undergraduates with mechanical, electrical, electronic and software skills will begin in September along with 27 graduates from a range of disciplines.

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford started his career as an engineering apprentice in 1962 before joining JCB in 1964. He said: “Young people are the future of our company and investing in young talent is vital as the company expands. I began my working life as an apprentice and I’m delighted to see a record number of apprentices joining JCB this year. It’s a fantastic way to learn skills vital to our business, progress to degree-level study and to advance to senior roles in the company.”

Group Training Director Alan Thomson said:  “JCB is expanding quickly and launching a range of innovative and exciting new products. We are ambitious to grow the business and the record level of investment in this year’s Young Talent programme is crucial to our future.”

 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

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