Pegler Yorkshire, a leading global plumbing and heating manufacturer, is supporting children and young adults find their ideal occupation by invoking enthusiasm from an early age for careers within its industry.
The company has launched a campaign to support a number of initiatives throughout Doncaster and the UK to encourage awareness of career opportunities, inspire children to consider technical based GCSE’s, or give young adults the confidence to choose vocational courses and apprenticeships. The Pegler Yorkshire team will take part in the national ‘Teen Tech’ challenge, employability days in conjunction with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, a programme of community engagement with 10 and 11 year olds and will sponsor a high achieving student at a Doncaster secondary school.
“It is very important to us that we address the skills shortage and highlight the multitude of careers that a company such as ours can offer,” said Phill Jackson Business Development and Marketing Director. “For us, it is about tapping into that energy and enthusiasm at an early age and showing them that a company like ours is not only about the manufacture of product but a plethora of career opportunities namely product designers, engineers, marketers, sales, accountants and skilled trades people.”
Pegler Yorkshire currently supports the apprenticeship scheme across a number of platforms and actively encourages ongoing training, not just of its own staff but skilled industry professionals. Its state-of-the-art training centre - which received CIPHE accreditation in 2016 - complements its online training portal for Continuous Professional Development and a range of comprehensive videos are provided to support online learning.
“It is essential that we inspire future generations to want to join companies such as Pegler Yorkshire which offer long term career opportunities that are not only restricted to the UK,” said Phill. “We have an operation in Dubai and Bangkok and there are global opportunities with our parent company, Aalberts Industries.”
Phill concluded: “With such a wealth of experience in the plumbing and heating industry and having a reputation as one of the leading UK companies of innovation and product development, we are well placed to provide inspiration, support and training at a variety stages of education, personal development and ongoing career progression.”
Pegler Yorkshire has set up dedicated social media channels to engage with students and to keep them abreast of career talks, training and job opportunities.