Michelin on female recruitment drive in Stoke-on-Trent
Michelin is hoping to drive more women into a career in logistics this month, as it announces more than 20 jobs will be created at its Stoke-on-Trent warehouse and distribution facility over the next nine months.
The new roles come on the back of the manufacturer’s recently-announced £12million investment in its Campbell Road logistics and production site.
The recruitment push - for a number of roles, including shift work and manual handling – will kick off with an ‘open door’ event for women, on Monday, January 18 at the Michelin Training Centre in Trent Vale. The new positions will increase the number of Michelin logistics employees in the area to about 100.
The new positions will be open to anyone, but the open door event has been designed specifically to demonstrate the benefits of a career in Michelin’s logistics team to women. It follows Michelin’s commitment to actively encourage more women into the industry.
Speaking ahead of the event, tyre warehouse operations manager, Wendy Eardley, said: “Females are significantly under-represented in manufacturing and logistics, and there is no reason why that should be the case.
“Over the years, Michelin has made a lot of ergonomic changes to its production processes to encourage female recruits. Now we want to encourage female applicants for these logistics positions and the open door event is part of that.”
The event will take place in two sessions between 11am to 1pm and 6pm to 8pm, on January 18, and potential applicants will be able to meet Wendy and her team, learn about the upcoming investment in the Stoke-on-Trent facility and find out about the roles being created. Attendees will also be taken on a tour of the logistics site.
Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Centre, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.