Adey Steel’s commitment to promoting the future of the country’s workforce was continued, as their latest Year in Industry student, Andy Leather, took home a prestigious prize at the Contribution to Business Awards 2017, which took place on Monday 3 July at The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Warwickshire.
Andy, a Mechanical Engineering BEng student at Oxford Brookes University, took home the Year in Industry Audience Choice Award, capping off an excellent placement year with the Loughborough-based steel group, which has also made it into the Leicester Mercury’s Top 200 Businesses in Leicestershire.
Andrew Adey, Managing Director for Adey Steel Group, commented: “Andy has impressed us all throughout his year in the industry with us and this award is the perfect way to mark his contribution to the company.”
With a construction industry that’s booming in the UK, Adey Steel’s commitment to apprentices and students is long-standing and focuses on developing a strong future for both the company and its employees. The company prides itself on its strong links with local colleges, including, Loughborough College and, Stephenson College, taking on four new apprentices every year.
Former apprentices have gone onto become fabricator welders and draughtsmen, as well as fully qualified shop floor workers, CAD designers, and even project managers.
It’s a commitment that Andrew recognises is very important: “With so many of our current staff having joined us via the apprenticeship route, it’s something we place a great deal of importance upon.”