Training company says the race is on for employers to find talent

With more than 130 vacancies at In-Comm Training, the firm believes companies are facing a race to attract the talent they need.

Its three technical academics in the Black Country and Shropshire, have positions for young people and mature learners looking at careers in engineering, manufacturing, management and business administration.

There are also immediate starts for technicians, machinists, operatives, welders and toolmakers, with new apprenticeships (Levels 3-5) available for heritage engineers and continuous improvement and quality practitioners.

Gareth Jones, Managing Director at In-Comm Training said: “Now is the time for employers to review their staffing requirement and look at how they are going to meet their skill needs, whether that is through apprenticeships or upskilling opportunities.

“As we saw last year, waiting until May, June or July can have a major impact on being able to fill positions, with many young people (studying for GCSE/A-Levels) deciding now what their next steps will be.”

“We’ve got 90 plus companies, including Epson, Metsec Voestalpine, Hoshizaki and Filtermist, actively searching for 130 new starters, which is good news for young people looking to use vocational learning to get into the career of their choice.”

This year for In-Comms Training’s 40th birthday, its Telford Academy will open as part of its relocation from Bridgnorth providing training for up to 150 apprentices and upskilling for nearly 1000 workers.

In addition, it will partner with a continuous improvement specialist and launch a tooling project to provide high-level qualifications and a toolroom at its Aldridge facility.

Jones said: “Everything we do is employer-led through our strategic partnership model with industry and designed to respond to the skills and training requirements of firms on the ground.

“This allows us to provide Apprenticeships and courses that will futureproof workforces for years to come and the latest ventures have all been conceived to cope with specific demand from the region.”