Major Recruitment Drive and Expansion Plans Following the Award of Multiple Defence Contracts

MTL Advanced Facility in Rotherham

MTL Advanced, the leading British contract manufacturer in the Defence industry which is focused on the supply of military vehicles structures and infrastructure protection, have announced their vision for the continued investment and growth as the company prepares itself to play a major role in the upcoming UK Defence programmes.

On the back of recent successes with several Defence contracts across Europe, MTL Advanced has created numerous new positions across all areas of the business including a further 20 apprenticeship vacancies starting in September. The company has seen a 38% increase in staff over the past 12 months with an additional requirement for 28 permanent staff needed to support future growth

MTL’s General Manager, Karl Stewart said: “MTL Advanced is continuing to demonstrate year on year our ability to adapt to the ever-increasing demands of our client base, by investing in people and new equipment which allows us to maintain our position in the market place. This is thanks to the hard work and commitment of all the team.

As a company we are increasing our focus on the development of the next generation of skilled personnel. We have been running a comprehensive apprenticeship scheme for some time now and are proud of our relationship with the local schools and colleges. This year we will be taking on our largest number of apprentices to date and we plan to continue this initiative into the foreseeable future”

MTL’s Head of Sales, Michael Ellmore said: “The past 18 months have been incredibly successful for MTL Advanced and we are now looking forward and preparing for what we anticipate to be our busiest spell to date. Our track record of successfully delivering complex programs coupled with our in-depth knowledge of defence platforms, makes us the ideal partner for global defence companies”

When asked on the future recruitment plans for the company’s growth, Mr Ellmore stated “Whilst apprenticeships remain a central part of our future growth plans, we are also preparing to launch a campaign which aims at recruiting ex-armed force veterans. As a veteran myself, I’m keen to boost the number of applications we get from this pool of highly skilled labour and add their skill set to help improve our business and to fulfil the current job openings”

“MTL’s expertise has, for many years, lied in the manufacture of armoured steel, aluminium and titanium sub-assemblies as well as fully fabricated, painted and assembled vehicle hulls. The company’s Design for Manufacture team has over 30 years’ experience and with our capabilities to complete blast & ballistic validations, allows us to stand apart from the competition”.

Mr Ellmore continues: “With an ever-growing workforce and continuous investment in state-of-the-art equipment, MTL Advanced can offer a full turnkey solution from raw material to fully assembled and painted structures that few can match.”

Hoping to build on the company’s recent success in the sector, MTL Advanced are proud to be exhibiting once again at this years’ Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) Show at Millbrook on 19th and 20th September 2018 at stand SP-39. As leading specialists in the sector, MTL Advanced will showcase their unique capabilities and added value services.