Engineering profile: Curtis Benton

Electrical Craft Team Member Curtis Benton in action

Curtis Benton joined us as a Team Member Electrical Craft at our Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) Plant in Scunthorpe in May 2018. Find out more about what he thinks of working at British Steel...

What was your previous experience before joining British Steel?
I was previously an electrical contractor/industrial electrician for Centrica. I have an NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship in electro-technical installation.

What knowledge do you bring to the business?
I have experience of electrical installation.

What are you enjoying about working with us so far?
The opportunities for progression and training really appealed to me. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve already been doing a wide variety of interesting multi-skilled work. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years’ time within British Steel?
I’d like to develop my practical skills and knowledge. I hope to progress into an engineer’s position where I could have greater involvement in the design of systems. 

Why did you choose to apply to British Steel?
The variety of electrical equipment on site is second to none and will give me a unique range of experience both practically and theoretically. Combining this with the support given by our engineers makes it a rewarding place to work
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What does your day-to-day role involve?

My role involves an assortment of multi-skilled tasks such as testing electrical equipment and installations, helping install electrical systems, panel work and supporting the maintenance team.

What advice would you give to other people considering a career at British Steel?
Do it! The people you will work with are really friendly and helpful. I believe it’s a good decision for anyone who wishes to develop their career or just become a better, more-skilled version of themselves.