Russells hosts first-ever Recruitment Open Day

Jobseekers were given an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Russell Roof Tiles’ site in Burton, when the award-winning employer hosted its first-ever Recruitment Open Day.

The roof tile manufacturer, which was recently awarded Employer of the Year in the Burton Mail Business Awards, was keen to highlight the number of vacancies available across maintenance, electrical engineering, production operatives, quality control and fork lift truck operators and distribution, as a result of increased demand and growth at the firm over the past year.

The event, which took place at Russell’s Burton site on Wetmore Lane was aimed at attracting the very best talent. 26 people registered for the event and they had the opportunity to meet the Russells’ team, find out more about the job roles available and have a tour of the site to experience how more than one million tiles are made at the factory each day.

Russells’ Managing Director, Andrew Hayward said: “Our first-ever Recruitment Open Day was a brilliant success and I am glad that so many people attended and showed a strong interest in working with us.

“2016 was a brilliant year for Russells. We took home the prestigious Employer of the Year award at Burton Mail Business Awards, opened our Research and Training Centre on Wetmore Lane and launched the John Gibson Bursary. We are expecting this year to be just as exciting for us and as a result we’re looking for hard-working recruits who want to help continue this strong growth in Burton.”

“The Recruitment Open Day helped us showcase the company’s ongoing success to potential recruits about the brilliant roles that are available as well as the great benefits, training and progression opportunities that they would receive as a Russells’ employer.

“We received great enthusiasm from each one of our visitors who attended and I look forward to welcoming some of them into the business in future.”

Russells, who has celebrated its 50th birthday, currently employs a team of 180 across its two factories in Burton and one in near Lockerbie in Scotland.  The company manufactures a range of concrete roof tiles and fittings for the pitched roofing market, used on residential and commercial projects across the UK.

2016 was a pivotal year for the firm with the opening of Russell’s Technical Training and Research Centre on the Wetmore Lane site. The facility was opened by local MP Andrew Griffiths and was created to help train both staff and customers on installing products.

Russells also launched the John Gibson Bursary to encourage youngsters aged 16-24 into construction and engineering.   The firm also partnered with its home town championship football team Burton Albion, as part of ongoing plans to support local sporting heroes and the community.