As a family-run company that is Midlands-made, we are always looking for ways to encourage and inspire the next generation of manufacturers and engineers.
With the West Midlands facing a significant shortage of engineers, it is clear that there are many barriers to young people engaging with and entering our industry. Over the last 6 months, we have been partnering with Next Gen Makers to help with removing these barriers and opening up access to the industry.
Next Gen Makers’ work is incredibly valuable; by connecting local schools and colleges with industry-specific employers, passionate young people are given the opportunity to gain industry experience and to find out more about the benefits of pursuing a career within engineering and manufacturing.
Adam Tipper from Next Gen Makers recently visited Redhill to present our Champion membership certificate to Andy Colley, and the whole team here at Redhill are proud to champion up-and-coming local talent.
From this partnership, we are delighted to share that William Freeman has joined us as an apprentice. William is working within our prep section, which is giving him hands-on experience and knowledge of our processes and each machine’s purpose. William is highly enthusiastic and feedback from the team has been very positive – we will be sharing more of William’s story as he continues to settle in, so keep your eyes peeled!
Looking to the future, we are also in the process of engaging with local schools and colleges to find our next Digital Marketing Apprentice, whose role will include working collaboratively with our team to enhance our online presence, including the ongoing creation of product videos.
To find out more about Next Gen Makers and how they are bridging the gap between employers and young talent, please click here.