Auger, based in Wallasey, Wirral, has recruited the new staff to grow its UK-wide engineering team to 80 members of staff. The company has appointed more than 30 new employees, including both office and site-based staff, from engineers to assistant engineers and account managers to create an expanded direct labour force over the last 12 months.
Earlier this year, the company launched the Auger Academy to formalise the training given to its new and existing engineers in drainage and water supply for the insurance industry. The training includes assistant engineers partnering with two ‘buddies’ – senior staff – and taking industry-specific courses in topics including health and safety, confined space, patch lining, water hygiene, moling and ground scanning. Internal staff also have the option to take courses in areas including management.
Nicola Lyon, head of recruitment and staff development at Auger said: “We have had a very successful start to the year by appointing more than 18 new engineers to the Auger family. “Earlier this year we formalised our training by introducing the Auger Academy to improve the skills of our direct work force.
We believe this has had a huge impact on the number of successful candidates being appointed. “Employing a direct workforce on the ground means that we can deliver a service that is unrivalled for our insurer clients and the customer.” Auger continues to grow their team with new positions being announced throughout 2018. ENDS.