Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Michelin is hoping to drive more women into a career in logistics, as it plans to create 20 jobs 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 – kicked off with an ‘open door’ event for women, on 18 Jan 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, said Michelin in a press release, will be open to anyone.
But, it added, the open door event has been designed specifically to demonstrate the benefits of a career in Michelin’s logistics team to women.
“Females are significantly under-represented in manufacturing and logistics, and there is no reason why that should be the case,” said tire warehouse operations manager, Wendy Eardley ahead of the event.
“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,” she added.