The application window for the new Manufacturing Technical Support Programme is officially open on SuccessFactors and Product Coach roles will also be live by this Friday (5 November 2021).
The Manufacturing Technical Support Programme is a two year course, consisting of three placements and a project. It is designed to provide employees with engineering and problem-solving skills so they can pursue job opportunities in other areas of Manufacturing, such as MP&L,Quality, ME and Production Engineering.
Team Talk caught up with Simon Vickers and Sukhprit Singh, who talk about their experiences of working on the shop floor to being on the EMC’s Development Programme.
Simon said: “I’ve had placements supporting the assembly production lines and machining halls, which have given me a huge amount of experience in problem solving techniques.
He added: “The exposure to projects, different equipment and systems and tools in the role has been broader than most roles in the business due to the flexibility of my placements. I’ve been allowed to learn new things and constantly develop in new areas of engineering with regular placement changes.
“The biggest take away for me is having confidence in my skills and abilities having acquired all the prerequisite experience and training to work as a Process Engineer at the plant- which has been second to none.”
Sukhprit said: “The programme is great for aspiring engineers or anyone who wants to pursue a technical role in the company. I have been wholly responsible for the fluid management system on-site, I’ve had exposure to the whole site which is really good as I wouldn’t have got that working on the crank shaft line.
“It’s also been a great networking opportunity, I’ve done further feasibility studies for other departments and shadowed existing engineers. I’ve been given the time to ensure greater understanding and knowledge of processes, always communicating with those working on the process as it’s valuable to get their input- they help me to help them!”
At the same time as the Manufacturing Technical Support Programme, this week also sees the launch of new Product Coach roles at Halewood. These roles will support the Manufacturing Engineering and Plant Launch teams, with the launch of new vehicle lines and play an important part in Halewood’s electrification journey, with the introduction of EMA.
You can apply for both roles on SuccessFactors. Make sure you register a Covisint account, which acts as a portal into SuccessFactors. Guidance here and here will support you through signing up.