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Prysmian Group launches 2nd engineer recruiting program

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Lexington’s Prysmian Group announced the launch of a second “Make It” recruiting program aimed at acquiring new talent for production facilities worldwide.

The first edition received more than 6,000 applications and led to the recruitment of 50 professionals. Prysmian Group continues to search for process, maintenance, design and quality engineers, as well as other technical specialists. The profiles required include a degree in engineering, leadership skills and three to seven years’ experience obtained in similar professional positions.

“At Prysmian we strongly believe in young talented people because they represent the future,” said Hakan Ozmen, president and CEO of Prysmian Group, North America. “Our goal is to develop them so that they can achieve their full potential. It is within this framework that ‘Make It’ is just one of the many programs that allows us to tap into the talent that can really make a difference for Prysmian Group.”   

Through a four-year professional pathway, “Make It” offers a top training opportunity with the Prysmian Group Academy, which focuses on further developing candidates' careers. The program includes a one-week induction at Prysmian Group’s new headquarters in Italy and two weeks of training by the Group's technical experts in the Manufacturing Academy.

“The Make-It program is uniquely placed within Prysmian Group to give young engineers like me a chance to learn not only cable manufacturing processes, but all aspects of a manufacturing facility from raw materials to logistics in a variety of locations,” said Make It participant Ryan Berend. “I came from the oil and gas industry, and this program has offered a chance to expand my skillset and start a career.”

 With 88 plants and various centers throughout 33 countries, Prysmian Group is committed to ongoing industrial investments — amounting to about $200 million each year — making it a world leader in its sector, particularly in key submarine cable and optical fiber segments.

“Over the next year we have big plans to make further investments, like a $3.5 million compounding plant expansion to the Abbeville facility and a large investment in the North American Headquarters facility in Lexington,” Ozmen said. “These investments will provide even more job opportunities.”

The selection process will be open through the end of March and the induction into the Group is expected in June 2017. For more information, or to apply online visit www.prysmiangroup.com/makeit.

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