As part of the recent Made in Chesterfield event, United Cast Bar (UK) have been busy introducing the next generation of workers to a manufacturing environment.
The week-long event was designed to showcase the town’s successful manufacturing and engineering sector and ignite career interest in the sector from young people as well as bring together the business community.
No fewer than 6 local schools have taken time out of the classroom, bringing groups of students from year 9 through to Sixth Form to be engaged with a business presentation and tour of the Spital Lane facility.
James Brand, Managing director of United Cast Bar (UK) said: “While there are fewer jobs in the sector today, there is a wealth of undiscovered opportunities for young people and I urge schools to encourage young people to consider a career within it.
"If we are to develop our young people and retain their talent in the UK, schools must start bringing the manufacturing and engineering sector to their attention. Made in Chesterfield has made a fantastic start in doing this and I very much hope it continues.”
United Cast Bar is a European producer of continuously cast iron bar, with production sites in the UK and Spain, and a wholly owned distribution network across Europe and a site in South Korea.
For specific enquiries please contact any of the United Cast Bar Sales Offices.