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Growing Auger recruits new engineers


Market-leading, north west drainage and water supply specialist for the insurance industry, Auger, is employing 12 new engineers as the company continues to expand.

The company, based in Wallasey, Wirral has recruited the new staff to grow its UK-wide engineering team to more than 70.

Over the last 12 months, Auger has appointed more than 25 new employees, including both office and site-based staff, from engineers to assistant engineers and account managers to create an expanded direct labour force.

Auger is still recruiting, and further announcements are expected to be made later in the year.

Earlier this year, the company launched the Auger Academy to formalise the training given to its new and existing engineers.

The training includes assistant engineers partnering with two ‘buddies’ – senior staff – and taking industry-specific courses in topics including health and safety, confined space, patch lining, water hygiene, moling and ground scanning.

Internal staff also have the option to take courses in areas including management.

Nicola Lyon, head of recruitment and staff development at Auger said: “Formalising our current training has been essential to support existing and new employees, the growth of Auger and the direction we are taking as a company.

“Employing a direct workforce on the ground means that we can deliver a service that is unrivalled for our insurer clients and the customer.

“Auger’s growth has brought with it a range of employment opportunities and we will be continuing to recruit during 2018.”

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