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Ifor Williams Trailers’ Flagship Welding Training and Recruitment Day comes to Tŷ Pawb

Ifor Williams Trailers’ Flagship Welding  Training and Recruitment Day comes to Tŷ Pawb

(Posted on 11/08/18)

Europe’s largest trailer manufacturer, Ifor Williams Trailers, has joined forces with leading commercial training company, Gatewen Training Services, to launch a flagship welding training and recruitment programme for jobseekers interested in a career in engineering.

In response to increasing customer demand, Ifor Williams Trailers is expanding its workforce and has vacancies for 20 welders. Jobseekers of all ages are invited to the Training and Recruitment Day at Tŷ Pawb in central Wrexham on Thursday 23rd August where they can apply for a position on the company’s new training programme, which is being run by Gatewen Training Services.

Gatewen Training Services, the region’s leading commercial training provider and an associate company of gap Personnel, will deliver a three-week welding training programme in a bespoke workshop at Ifor Williams Trailers’ Corwen site. On successful completion of the course, qualified candidates will be interviewed at one of the company’s regional manufacturing facilities, which include Corwen, Ruthin, Deeside and Sandycroft.

Now in its 60th year, Ifor Williams Trailers has become an iconic Welsh brand with distribution sites located worldwide, including Australia, Russia, Japan, Africa and the West Indies. The manufacturer employs over 500 people across its four sites. Last year, it opened a £5million state-of-the-art production facility in Sandycroft to accommodate its continued growth.

The Welding Training and Recruitment Day will take place from 10am on Thursday 23rd August in the newly opened arts centre, Tŷ Pawb, in Central Wrexham. Gatewen Training Services and Ifor Williams Trailers will be joined by representatives from Glyndwr University, Careers Wales, GAP Personnel, Job Centre Plus and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. Commenting on the launch of this flagship programme, Julian Hughes, Managing Director of Gatewen Training Services, said:

“Through our comprehensive range of commercial training programmes and the relationships we have with employers, we are proactively encouraging jobseekers of all ages to gain the skills, qualifications and onsite experience required to access careers in the engineering sector. We are delighted to be working with Ifor Williams Trailers, one of the most respected and successful manufacturers in the UK, to boost employment and address skill shortages in North Wales.”

Richard Hughes, HR Manager at Ifor Williams Trailers, said:

“We are very much looking forward to commencing onsite training at our manufacturing facility in Corwen and giving 20 successful candidates the opportunity to secure a prosperous career here at Ifor Williams Trailers. As a specialist in trailer design and engineering, we continue to set the standard in the production of high quality trailers that combine advanced technology with strength, durability, ease of maintenance and value for money. It is therefore vital that we attract motivated and self-starting individuals who can embrace our company ethos and support our continual growth strategy. We look forward to meeting prospective candidates at our Welding Training and Recruitment Day from 10am on Thursday 23rd August at Tŷ Pawb.”

The Welding Training and Recruitment Day takes place from 10am on Thursday 23rd August. For more information, please contact info@gatewentrainingservices.co.uk or call 01978 806285.

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