Liberty Steel Group invests in young engineers

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The Speciality Steels business of Liberty Steel Group in South Yorkshire is hiring a new group of apprentices for the upcoming academic year. Liberty is offering 20 Level 3 and Degree apprenticeships in a variety of specialisms, covering electrical, mechanical and materials engineering. A further 10 apprentices will be hired across the company’s other UK businesses.

Liberty’s Speciality Steels’ apprenticeship programme, which operates across sites in Stocksbridge and Rotherham, is renowned in the region and. Indeed, the company was selected as a Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer in 2018. Apprentices joining Speciality Steels will have the opportunity to learn and work in a business producing high grades of steel for demanding sectors, such as aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, and motorsport.

The youngsters will also have the chance to shape Liberty Steel Group’s transition to carbon-neutral status by 2030 as it aims to be the first global large-scale steel producer to achieve this ambitious goal. Liberty’s Speciality Steels business in Rotherham is already ahead of the curve on reducing emissions as it uses an electric arc furnace to melt scrap steel and produce new steel products, bypassing the carbon emissions from blast furnace steel production.

Apprenticeships enable students to study locally, while earning a salary, and gain experience from hands-on engineering tasks.

Mick Hood, Liberty Steel Group’s UK HR director, says: “As someone who joined Speciality Steels as an apprentice over 40 years ago, I can testify to the positive impact the apprenticeship can have on a career in engineering. This is a business steeped in rich local heritage, but one that also has a global reach. Apprentices at Liberty are part of an operation involved in the production of steel for civil aircraft undercarriages that land somewhere in the world on average every three seconds.”

The closing deadline for applications is 30 April and information on applying can be found here.