Former steelworker retrained as operative!

We’ve opened our arms to ex-employees and contractors of British Steel, offering them the opportunity to retrain in a new career in traffic management!

It was recently announced that the steel works – Scunthorpe’s largest employer – has entered administration and is currently awaiting a new buyer.

Following the news, many contractors and staff working at the plant on Brigg Road were made redundant.

Our first trainee! 

As we expand our workforce, we have retrained the very first operative under our new scheme!

Pete Watson, from Ashby, Scunthorpe, recently joined NTS as an operative.

After contracting at the steel works for nearly two years as a fitter/inspector, Pete was made redundant when the company he worked for ceased operation.

Since being employed by NTS, Pete has already completed his TTMBC and is looking forward to working towards his LANTRA 12AB.

Working on the road

Based from our Grays depot, Pete has got to grips with working on the road.

So far he has helped the team deliver traffic management works in London and the surrounding areas.

Pete has enjoyed his first few weeks in the world of traffic management and said: “The company took me on after an upsetting time. I am thankful for the chance to earn money.

“I am having to learn a new job but I have been made to feel really welcome and it’s been great.”

Grace Goodall, Business Services Manager, said: “Following the news of the Steel Works crisis we are grateful to provide staff with the opportunity to retrain in a completely new career.

“We’re passionate about training. We look forward to welcoming some new operatives to the team after previously losing their jobs.”

Interested in working in traffic management?

We are always looking to expand our workforce. Traffic management offers a variety of job and training opportunities.

To view our latest vacancies, click here.


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