Finding The Right People For The Right Role

Here at Shawthorpe Recruitment, we have plenty of connections to the manufacturing sector in Telford with a wide range of jobs available in a variety of industries including food, agriculture, advanced engineering, automotive and more. If you would like to take the next step in your career, get in touch with us and we will be able to help you.

The sector itself covers a wide range of roles, including:

  • Production Operatives / Machine Operating
  • Warehouse operative
  • Maintenance and Cleaning of Machinery
  • Assembler
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance
  • Product Engineering Manager
  • Technical Surveyor

Typical duties can include:

  • Equipment testing
  • Identifying and carrying out essential maintenance tasks
  • Keeping your work area clean and tidy
  • Moving goods to and from the line (may involve using a forklift)
  • Be able to read and understand graphs, charts and technical drawings
  • Auditing production and identifying improvements

Many of these roles usually have training provided for the technical aspects of the job, however there are also certain personal qualities that employers look for:

  • Being able to work to your own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Being able to prioritise work based on business needs
  • Being methodical with attention to detail
  • Being able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills – especially with the advancements of technology in the manufacturing sector.
  • Some of these roles can be quite active so a certain level of fitness may be required.

Many factory and manufacturing jobs operate on a shift pattern with work stations shared during the day. For example, your shift pattern may be 6am-2pm before the next person takes over from 2pm-10pm. There are however full time and part time roles available, as well as ongoing temporary positions to fit your schedule and needs.

Manufacturing Jobs Telford

In Telford, the manufacturing sector is a key part of the local economy. According to Enterprise Telford the sector makes up over 20% of the local GVA per capita compared to a 10% national average (GVA is the gross value added to the local economy and is a productivity metric). This is largely due to the town’s history as being a New Town created shortly after World War Two as the movement of people from Birmingham and Wolverhampton also lead to a legacy of innovation and industrial knowledge going with them, which has resulted in the area becoming renowned for its knowledge and expertise in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Not only that, Telford’s central location in the UK with easy access links make it an ideal place for manufacturing from a logistical point of view. The Enterprise Telford inward investment program has also helped bolster the industry, such as the creation of the flagship T54 advanced engineering park in the town.

Why work with Shawthorpe?

Shawthorpe Recruitment is a specialist professional recruitment agency based in Telford in Shropshire and we service the entire UK. Unlike other recruitment agencies our unique approach is that we always take the time to sit down with you and have a chat to find out about your skillset and what you see as your next career step. This allows us to match you with roles which we feel meet your skillset and needs and also where we think your personality will fit with the company.

Whilst you may look on job boards such as Indeed, Reed and Monster there are advantages of talking to a recruitment agency instead. Many of these boards allow businesses to post jobs as they wish but this can pose difficulties. For example, businesses can post roles just to see who is out there without any intention of hiring and in some instances, businesses can accidentally leave roles open on the site after they have been filled!

Not only this the job boards make money from people returning back to them time and time again, this means that it may suggest a very wide range of roles for a search query which may not be the exact fit for the role you are looking for, which can make going through the job boards confusing and at times disheartening if you are looking for a specific role.

At Shawthorpe, for many of the businesses we work with we also provide a full HR service, so we are aware of the business’ recruitment needs and often have built a relationship with them over time. As a result, the roles that we post online and we suggest you for are vacancies we know exist at companies.

If you would like to work with us for your next career move, you can speak to our friendly team by calling 01952 263973 or email enquiries@shawthorpe.co.uk. You can also download a free app to submit all your details and personal information such as your CV and we can then get started even quicker.