Employers tap into Smelter skills base

A RANGE of employers has been attracted to a special careers fair at the Smelter in Lynemouth to offer opportunities for staff seeking new jobs following the announcement of the closure of the site.

The fair will provide staff at Rio Tinto Alcan the chance to talk directly to local, national and international employers, recruiters and a range of support and training providers.

Organisations expected to attend on 3 April include Nissan UK Ltd, Huntsman, Novelis, American Air Filters, Northumberland College, Northumberland County Council, Amec, Jobcentre Plus, Tharsus, Next Step, G4S, SMD and Banks Group.

Caroline Kennedy, Rio Tinto Alcan’s UK human resources director at Lynemouth Smelter, said: “Our employees are highly skilled with valuable experience and a lot to offer local employers.

“The response we have had from businesses across the UK and beyond has been very encouraging.

“The organisations attending will, I’m sure, be rewarded by meeting our motivated and well-trained staff who have excellent transferable skills.

“Potential employers can utilise wide-ranging skills available in Operations, Leadership, Administration, Engineering, Finance and many other disciplines associated with operating a large manufacturing site.

“Our workforce can hold their heads high and compete with the best when it comes to securing new employment.”

Businesses who would like to attend the Careers Fair are urged to register their interest.

Employers can call (01670) 393447 or email alcan.jobs@hotmail.co.uk for further information.