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Ella makes DMO’s mark at Cornwall Manufacturing Group

DM Orthotics have been working with Cornwall Manufacturers Group and other leading manufacturing firms across Cornwall to launch a new initiative aimed at the county’s young student population, inviting them to engineer their career.

Launched at a recent careers show and distributed across the county, a professional and informative brochure showcases apprentices, managers and managing directors from across the county who have made the move into manufacturing. The engineering industry, famously known for priding itself on ‘changing the world’ pays a 30% higher than average salary for the county and the brochure highlights other rewards in this exciting sector.

Ken Martin, secretary of the Cornwall Manufacturers Group says;
“The UK is the 9th largest manufacturer in the world. Cornwall’s 1100 manufacturers contribute just under £800m per annum to the local economy and employs over 16,000 people. The industry is growing, is diverse, offers something for everyone and is enormously valuable to the growth of the county and to those who are part of the manufacturing scene.”

Ella Tresidder, one of DM Orthotics’ Pattern Cutters was involved in the production of the brochure. Ella completed her degree in Fashion and Textile Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol before being recruited at the company;
“I had a career where I could really make use of my skills and training, make a difference to people’s lives.”

DM Orthotics General Manager, Dan Severn also commented;
“It’s been great to be involved in this project with CMG. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our manufacturing team but the recruitment process can be quite challenging. There are a lot of innovative companies in the county making some really exciting products – hopefully this will be a good mechanism in letting young, local people know about the opportunities around them.”

The Cornwall Manufacturers Group is now visiting schools and colleges across the county, distributing the guide and advising on apprenticeship opportunities. The project is funded by Futureworks through the Manufacturing Schools Links project.

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