Coventry City Council’s Business Investment Team and the Employer Hub have helped two young people into Trainee Engineer jobs with CFS Aero.
CFS Aero, who are based in Baginton, were recruiting for a Trainee Engineer position, hoping to find someone with the ability to learn highly technical work, starting with propeller repair and to then develop their skills to work across all their operations.
After posting the position in the Job Shop, two potential candidates, Bogdan and Athanasios were recommended to apply for the job.
CFS Aero were so impressed with both candidates that they decided to recruit two trainees instead of one, working with in partnership with Coventry City Council’s “Youth Works” funding scheme to make this possible.
Jon Freedman, Chairman of CFS Aero: “The Employer Hub were actually far more professional in their approach than many recruitment agencies we have used in the past and it is great to see the council supporting local businesses. The two candidates they sent us were both first rate. We would definitely use the service again.”
Both men are now working with CFS Aero as Trainee Engineers and are enjoying their new roles. Bogdan said: “I really enjoy working here. I am doing a job I dreamed of doing from childhood. I’ve gone from making paper planes as a child to working on real planes as an adult!”
Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration: “It was a real pleasure to visit CFS Aero. The company are a great example of high tech manufacturing work in the city and they are providing valuable opportunities to two young enthusiastic lads – I wish them every success.”
Both the Employer Hub and Job Shop are Council-run services that offer assistance to those seeking employment and organisations who are hoping to recruit. For more information about the Job Shop, please visit: www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshop and for more information about the Employer Hub, please visit:www.coventry.gov.uk/employerhub.