Guttridge looks to home front for new talent
Thursday 28 August, 2014
Guttridge Ltd is one of the UK۪s leading manufacturers of conveying equipment for the bulk transport of a wide range of materials such as grain, minerals, foods, pharmaceuticals, waste and biomass. Based in Wardentree Park, Pinchbeck, Guttridge is family owned and all equipment is designed and manufactured on site, supplying customers both in the UK and across the globe.
Recent expansion into the MENA (Middle East North Africa) area with the opening of an office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is leading to a range of new employment opportunities both in the UK and overseas and Guttridge are very keen to recruit staff from the local area.
"These are exciting times for Guttridge", commented Noz Talukdar, Managing Director. "In 2012 we celebrated our 50th anniversary and in 2013 we were named as one of the top 200 fastest growing companies in the East Midlands in a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report. As a result of this growth, we are looking out for local talent to help take our business forward and build upon the success of the last 50 years."
Guttridge recognise the value of the contribution that young people in particular can deliver and offer work experience opportunities to students from schools and universities. Whilst they are keen to encourage school leavers to embark upon their careers with the company, offering a range of training packages right up to degree level, Guttridge don۪t focus exclusively on the younger generation.
Janis Fryer, HR Advisor, added "We believe that training and employing local people adds value to what we do. While we are a manufacturing business, we employ people in a range of other areas such as design, finance, IT, purchasing and sales. There are opportunities to progress within the company and we do all we can to help support and encourage people to get there."
With a foundation of 50 years of experience, Guttridge is a flourishing company, globally respected for delivering well-engineered, reliable materials handling solutions that continue to anticipate dramatically changing industrial needs.