Nottingham Manufacturing Network members took to the ice yesterday at the Capital FM Arena for the Nottingham City Council Annual Jobs Fair. Five manufacturers, SMS Electronics, HPS Product Recovery Solutions, ZF Services, Crowle Wharf Engineers and TQC together presented over 30 vacancies to over 2000 candidates that passed through the doors.
SMS Electronics arrived with a range of apprenticeships, but quickly saw a lot of interest in electrical, soldering and engineering roles – receiving over 20 CV’s already. The crowds gathered to see the new ZX Vega as well as equipment for PCB circuit fault detection.
Mark Goldby, Managing Director of SMS Electronics and Chair of the Nottingham Manufacturing Network said “Manufacturing in Nottingham is growing and events like these help manufacturers realise that the skills and capability can be sourced from the city”. Mark added, “The Jobs Fair is a great initiative and we certainly see the Nottingham Manufacturing Network members attending again next year”.
Louis Kam, HR Manager at HPS Product Recovery Solutions who took seven full and part time vacancies, said, “It was great to talk to such a wide variety of different people. There was a good mix of candidates, many looking to enter into engineering, as well as those with experience that were considering their next step. It was a busy day!”
Chris Brown, Managing Director of CWE Ltd said “CWE had six vacancies available for their new facility in Worksop plus we are looking to take on an apprentice. I was impressed to meet so many people on one day, which was a first for me, and a number of them would be suitable for our vacancies.”
Other local manufacturers also attended including premium textiles manufacturer 04 Bras Ltd, who have recently relocated into a large manufacturing unit. Rockpecker Ltd, an Indian investor to the city who will shortly launch their Nottingham based manufacturing facility for drilling heads, participated in the event as well as. Canal Engineering, the Nottingham metalwork fabricators and training provider also bought a number of vacancies to the event.