Engineering firm creates jobs as it relocates to new site

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An engineering firm has created 16 jobs ahead of the official launch of its new smart building in Telford.

iconsys, which provides industrial automation, enterprise integration and sustainable services, is in the final stages of its relocation to a 17,500 sq ft site on Stafford Park that will deliver a substantial increase in available manufacturing floor space, a new technology demonstration/training area, an amphitheatre and an office of the future for agile working.

As part of the move, additional software, electrical and mechanical engineers have been recruited to help the company continue to provide end-to-end solutions to blue chip customers in their core sectors of automotive, construction materials, fast-moving consumer goods, food and beverage, marine, metals, pulp and paper and smart infrastructure.

There has also been investment in generating the workforce of the future, with the firm expanding its apprenticeship programme even further by welcoming Jack Evans and Zack Guillemin to the business.

Nick Darrall, managing director of iconsys, said: “UK manufacturers are recognising the importance of implementing automation and digital solutions into their operations so they can compete in the global market.

“This has seen a major surge of interest in what we offer, and we have been proactive in investing in our new ‘smart’ HQ that will officially launch shortly and increasing our workforce by 30% to 65.”

He continued: “We always have one eye on developing the future talent for iconsys and have been working with Telford College of Art & Technology (TCAT) for some time now on shaping an apprenticeship programme that really delivers for the young person and our business.

“This involves creating a three-year course that at the end of it will see our apprentices gain a recognised Level 3 NVQ diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and, importantly, offering ongoing professional development so they can develop and progress through the company.

“The next three months will be an extremely exciting time for our business, with the official launch of our new smart home and even more new jobs on the way.”

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