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Vauxhall opens doors to young talent

01 July 2013 #Sustainability Case studies

Over 700 young students are expected this month to experience true British manufacturing at Vauxhall and explore career opportunities at Britain’s 4th ranked Top Employer – and top automotive employer.

Following last year’s successful roll-out of the See Inside Manufacturing initiative at different automotive manufacturing locations, Vauxhall’s Luton and Ellesmere Port plants are once again opening their doors to local schools and other educational institutions during the month of June.

Sessions will provide a first-hand insight into various career opportunities within the automotive manufacturing arena – also including a plant tour. In addition, various games and fun activities will be available to experience, equally relating to the manufacturing environment.

With a track record of top management succeeding into their leading roles following an undergraduate placement or apprenticeship at Vauxhall, the company certainly has many success stories to tell related to development opportunities: Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director and Phil Millward, Vauxhall’s Director for Human Resources, are two of many examples.

This summer, Vauxhall is once again welcoming over 100 new undergraduates, taking up highly desired work placements at various Vauxhall sites and circa 150 apprentices will be joining Vauxhall’s apprenticeship scheme in engineering or commercial roles, or at Vauxhall retailers.

Apart from exciting career opportunities, young talent can also look forward to a long future with Vauxhall:

The recent allocation of the 7th generation Astra at Ellesmere Port as the lead plant not only secured over 700 new jobs and doubled the number of apprenticeships at the plant but also ensured production of the new model into the 2020s. Last year, Vauxhall’s Luton Van Plant also secured the next generation Vivaro, which will take production of this vehicle well into the next decade.

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