Doncasters tackles skills shortage head-on

Posted on 01 Dec 2018 and read 780 times
Doncasters tackles skills shortage head-onBirmingham-based Doncasters has welcomed 10 new graduates into its ‘world-class graduate development programme’.

The company, which specialises in high-precision investment castings, forgings and fabricated parts (primarily for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets), chose the graduates from a pool of 639 applicants.

Each of them will now complete a two-year programme at one of Doncasters’ six UK sites.

Lorraine Parker-Clegg, chief HR officer at Doncasters (, said: “We believe that it is vital to tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage ‘head on’, develop a pipeline of graduate engineers and a programme to give them the industry experience and specialist knowledge they need to develop their careers and fully contribute to the success of the business.

“Our graduate development programme is designed to attract high-calibre talent, who we hope will be the future of Doncasters.”

The programme offers the graduates various placements, including opportunities in experiential learning and focused training in mechanical, quality and metallurgy engineering.

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