Dymond Engineering’s Recruitment and Retention Drive Continues

Against the backdrop of an industry shortage of metal workers, Dymond has successfully recruited Chris Burt into the role of Welding Supervisor at their Barnstaple site

“The pandemic and Brexit have changed the recruitment landscape in the UK. I’ve seen a drop in the number of candidates for all areas of our business. We were really lucky to attract Chris, he is an excellent welder and supervisor, and fitted in brilliantly with the rest of the team.” Sue Roberts – Director.

Earlier this year it was reported by FE News that the number of welders in the UK has fallen by a quarter in five years and that half of the nation’s welders are expected to retire by 2027

The shortage has been instrumental in Dymond investing in a training and development programme, including apprenticeships, for welders and metal workers at Dymond Engineering.

“We want to do what we can to help to re-build the talent pool within our industry.” Mike Garner – Director. Dymond has always taken recruitment and retention very seriously, and as testament to this, some of their staff have been with them for over 20 years. And, as advocates for growing the local economy Sue is delighted to report that Chris comes from Devon.