Graduates welcome manufacturing opportunity

Dave Trevelion and Pippa Bleach

Dave Trevelion and Pippa Bleach

An electronics manufacturer has recognised the need to encourage graduates to make career moves into the electronics supply chain.

Newbridge-based contract electronics manufacturer Axiom Manufacturing Services has created a graduate scheme providing two graduates the opportunity to begin their careers in procurement, an important function in any manufacturing business.

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“Creating real opportunities at graduate level is integral to ensuring that UK manufacturing maintains an edge in a competitive global market,” said Chris Nye.

“It is the responsibility of UK businesses to ensure these individuals progress into our engineering industry.”

Pippa Bleach and Dave Trevelion, both graduates from the University of South Wales, will join Axiom’s graduate programme after completing their degrees in supply chain management.

“Many people believe that manufacturing is in decline, but it is not. Investment by Axiom in their graduate scheme and my placement here clearly reflects its growth,” said Dave Trevelion.

According to Pippa Bleach, places in graduate schemes of this calibre are highly competitive.

“I have already learned so much in my short time working as part of Axiom’s buying team, which has allowed me to play an active strategic role in the development of new products and innovative projects,” said Bleach.

During the year-long programme the graduates will gain experience of working in new product introduction, the customer team and the buying team, gaining invaluable skills and strategic training within the manufacturing company, which saw turnover grow by 51% last year.

“Most graduates could only dream of finding such an exciting and unique opportunity working in the Aerospace & Defence sector straight from university, so I am thrilled to be given the chance,” said Trevelion.
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