HR profile: Lucy Lings

Lucy Lings has worked with us since 2004 and is now Resourcing Advisor

Lucy is Resourcing Advisor and is based at our Scunthorpe site. Find out about her experience working here...

What was your first role at British Steel and what was your journey to reach your current role?

I started as a contractor in May 2004 and was taken on as a Corus employee in January 2006. I started as an HR Assistant in the HR Service Centre (HRSC). My role included all aspects of HR administration from typing letters, answering the phone, booking training, dealing with pay and holiday queries and filing.

I was employed in the HRSC until May 2012 when I was seconded into the resourcing team as a Resourcing Co-ordinator. In this role I provided administration support to the Resourcing Advisors. This was a role I did as part of a job share following my return from maternity leave when I returned as a part-time employee.

Over the next few years, while continuing to work part time, I worked my way up from Resourcing Co-ordinator to Resourcing Advisor.

How many years have you been with the business?

Including my time as a contractor, almost 18 years!

What does your day-to-day role involve?

In my current role I am responsible for all aspects of recruitment for British Steel. This can include everything from advertising vacancies through to onboarding new employees and all that comes in between for trainees through to senior management. Activities include: 

  • Advertising vacancies
  • Sifting CVs
  • Arranging interviews
  • Onboarding new employees
  • Dealing with candidates and hiring managers on a day-to-day basis by responding to questions and queries
  • Managing social media for our careers pages on LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Attending careers events
  • Managing the ATS (applicant tracking system)

I work 3 days a week in this role.

Why do you enjoy working for British Steel?

I enjoy working for British Steel as no 2 days are the same! I love that I’m able to represent this company and our brand to the outside world.

The best part of my job is offering people new jobs and hearing their excitement at the other end of the phone! I love that I get to be part of our new employee’s journey with us and watch as they begin an exciting new career.

What advice would you give people considering a career at British Steel?

I would say, absolutely go for it! I love working here (I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t!) as we have a really proud and passionate workforce. The company is also really good at supporting the work / life balance, which I have personally been able to benefit from.