Aston Martin has reiterated its commitment to supporting and developing the next generation of British talent and skills with the company today launching a drive to recruit over 40 early career positions at its Gaydon and St Athan sites.
Announced during National Apprenticeship Week 2022, the ultra-luxury British manufacturer is inviting applications from high calibre individuals ready to rise to the challenge of working for one of the world’s most desirable brands.
The company is offering opportunities to 18 apprentices, 20 graduates and 10 paid interns, in positions across the business inluding five at the Welsh plant building the firm’s first luxury SUV.
This has already captured 20% of the sector and is expected to increase after the launch of the DBX707 (below) this spring with an estimated 4,000 being sold around the world and the DBX also including a unique hybrid exclusively for the Chinese market making total production antipated over 6,600 models annually.
Applications for apprentices and graduates are open from today until 28 February, with candidates undertaking various assessments before places are offered in early Summer 2022. For the people who make the grade, early career placements at Aston Martin can set them on the fast track to success via the company’s employee development process. Applications for the internships will open in the Spring.
Tobias Moers, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda, said, “It is vital that we invest in the future of our business and the skills and people we will require to accelerate it.
“We are immensely proud of our apprenticeship and graduate schemes and are delighted to be recruiting the next generation of Aston Martin employees. It is an exciting time to join Aston Martin as we embark on our journey to be the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British brand and I look forward to working with the successful applicants.”
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi MP added, “It’s brilliant to see world-renowned British companies like Aston Martin supporting the next generation to succeed through the power of apprenticeships.
“Apprenticeships are helping to deliver the skilled workforce this country needs to build back better. They meet the needs of employers and support people of all ages to earn while they learn, and gain the skills they need to secure great careers.”
A number of today’s Aston Martin employees started their career as an apprentice. The company is committed to training, supporting, and mentoring its future leaders as they learn how Aston Martin stays at the forefront of design, manufacturing and engineering innovation. On-the-job learning from global industry experts, working on an award-winning product range, provides the best possible start to a career in the luxury automotive business.
There are currently 18 openings for apprentices, across the areas of Production, Body Development, Parts Operations and Quality.
|Wales Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said, “It’s great to see Aston Martin creating new apprenticeship, internship and graduate career opportunities at St Athan.
“Apprenticeships can help futureproof, motivate and diversify a workforce – offering people the chance to gain high-quality vocational skills. They are also crucial to our ambitious vision for a Wales where no one is held back.
“Earlier this week, I confirmed the Welsh Government’s commitment to delivering 125,000 all-age apprenticeships across Wales during this term of government, with a significant investment of £366 million to deliver the programme over the next three years.
“I urge people across Wales and employers to see how apprenticeships can supercharge their futures.”
Aston Martin has enjoyed great success with its graduate scheme, which is split between Technical or Professional career paths. A two-year programme allows graduates to rotate through various areas of the business, allowing them to gain a unique insight into the workings of Aston Martin. In 2022 Aston Martin will welcome 20 graduates.
A further 10 paid internships will also be offered across various departments, providing valuable experience for those at the start of their career.
For full details on the opportunities available and to submit an application please go to: http://www.astonmartinlagonda.com/careers