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New Group Operations Manager appointed

21 January 2016

Plevin has appointed Gareth Mason as their new Group Operations Manager to support its operations across all of their processing sites.

Gareth has been employed as Sales Manager at Plevin since February 2014, promoting the company’s Snowflake and Woodpecker pet and equine bedding brands. He also managed the incoming waste wood process for its recycling facilities.

In his previous employment, Gareth held the positions of Works Director and Production Manager for 7 and 10 year respectively. His previous experience holds him in good stead to enable the company to refocus on operational development, improving efficiencies across the four Plevin sites in Mossley - Greater Manchester, Hazlehead - South Yorkshire, Elkesley - Nottinghamshire and Boston - Lincolnshire.

As one of the largest wood waste recyclers in the UK, Plevin recycle all grades of waste wood. Alongside the animal bedding division of the business, Plevin provide stock for the panel board industry and manufacture wood fuel for the E.ON biomass renewable energy plant in Sheffield.

Gareth Mason, Group Operations Manager

 

Wood recyclers take part in the Great Manchester 10k run in aid of the NSPCC

20 January 2016

Twenty runners from Plevin have signed up to take part in the Business Challenge in this years’ Great Manchester 10k run. The team are raising funds for their chosen charity of the year, the NSPCC which seeks to prevent child abuse in the UK.

The Great Manchester run takes place on Sunday 22 May and is Europe’s largest 10k race. Over 40,000 runners are expected to take part in the event which is set to see its 300,000th runner cross the line during the 13 year history of the event. The Plevin team are aiming to raise over £1000 from the event for the charity.

The NSPCC works tirelessly to prevent child abuse. It has been recognised that over half a million children are abused in the UK. The NSPCC help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk and find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.

Deborah Sefton, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Tameside, said: "We are delighted that staff from Plevin are going to be taking part in the run and raising money for the NSPCC.  It is a fantastic event to kick start our charity partnership.  As a grassroots charity we rely on local fundraising for a large proportion of our donations and so I’d like to thank the staff at Plevin for choosing the NSPCC and helping us to support children and young people across the region.”

Andy Clugston, Transport Manager at Plevin, who has organised the run added, “We are proud to be running in aid of the NSPCC. The charity was voted amongst our staff as the most popular choice of charity that we will be supporting this year. We raised over £2,600 for charity last year and are aiming to beat this target”. 

If anyone would like to sponsor the Plevin team, donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/Team-Plevin.

For more information about supporting the NSPCC locally, please visit www.nspcc.org.uk, email northappeals@nspcc.org.uk or contact 0113 887 1120.

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Recruiting for two new engineering apprenticeship positions at Hazlehead site

4 January 2016

Plevin are increasing the number of apprentices in their work force and are currently in the process of recruiting for two new engineering positions. Two apprenticeship posts have been created as an electrical engineering apprentice and a mechanical engineering apprentice, both of which will be based at their Hazlehead site, near Sheffield.  

Plevin currently have three apprentices that gaining from both on the job and classroom based training at other sites. The new positions have been created to create opportunities for those that are not in education, employment or training NEETS into employment.

The two positions will be based at the company’s 50 acre Hazlehead site on the outskirts of Sheffield. The site processes waste wood into biomass fuel which is used by energy companies to create heat and power.

Working alongside Barnsley College, the three year apprenticeships will lead to either an intermediate technical certificate in electrical engineering or an intermediate technical certificate in mechanical engineering. There is also the option to study for functional skills in maths and English if required. Applicants will need 5 GCSEs of more including maths and science or previous work in engineering.

Plevin Apprentice Kyle Hindle is based at our Mossley site and is currently working towards his City and Guilds in HGV Mechanic & Repair and recommends the apprenticeship programme. 

Kyle said, “When I complete my apprenticeship next year, I would like to stay with Plevin and am very grateful to them for their support. I am really enjoying working here with some great people and am pleased then when I have finished my course I will have industry recognised qualifications and will be a fully qualified HGV mechanic.”

The closing date for applications is 8th January 2016.

To apply, submit your covering letter and CV to jobs@plevin.co.uk or alternatively visit the website www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch


For more information, contact

Lynne White, PR & Communications Manager

Email: lynnewhite@plevin.co.uk

Telephone: 07721 923670