Semiconductor industry recruitment

Posted on 30 Dec 2017 and read 456 times
Semiconductor industry recruitmentBlantyre-based Ichor Systems (www.ichoresystems.com) is taking steps to address the skills shortage in its sector with a fresh approach to recruitment, designed to create a steady supply of new talent.

Due to the eclipse of the once-burgeoning semiconductor industry in Scotland, the age profile of skilled professionals is rising, and few new entrants are coming into the micro-electronics business.

To combat this trend, Ichor has adopted a balanced approach to recruitment, featuring apprenticeships, graduate entry and contract employment of experienced personnel.

Operations manager David Law said: “Apprentices are the future of every technology-based business, and we place great emphasis on encouraging school- and college-leavers to consider the semiconductor industry for a rewarding career.

“However, it takes time to bring apprentices through, so we are adding to the mix with engineering graduates, who can be slotted into hands-on roles more quickly.

“Of course, there are also times — such as sudden surges in orders — when we need people who can come in, pick up the tools and get to work right away.

“To fill that requirement, we are always looking for qualified engineers on a full-time or contract basis.

“Engineers are superb at solving problems, especially in a crisis; we want to harness their ingenuity and energy to create an environment in which everyone can excel and the business can continually improve.”

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