HR profile: Rob Jollands

HR Training and Competence Advisor Rob Jollands shares his thoughts about British Steel
HR Training and Competence Advisor Rob Jollands shares his thoughts about British Steel

Rob Jollands joined the company in 2000 and now works as a training and competence advisor. Find out more about his journey and thoughts about British Steel...

Please can you give us a brief overview of your first role with British Steel and the journey you’ve taken to your current role?

I joined the company as an engineering apprentice and worked as a fabricator in the engineering function for about 8 years. I then moved on to become an instructor, which involved training new apprentices. In 2010 I became a training facilitator and for the past 3 years I've been working in my current role in the central HR team providing training and advice to the business.

How many years have you been with the business?

I’ve been with the company 18 and a half years!

What does your day-to-day role involve?

It could be anything! Some days I'm advising departments on training requirements and answering their questions. Other days I can be delivering training or carrying out site observations. I also manage the materials handling training centre where we plan and deliver training each quarter to make sure we have a fully competent workforce and are working in a safe manner.

Why do you enjoy working for British Steel?

I enjoy working at British Steel because every day’s different. I can go from working in a nice warm office to being out on site, right in the thick of our operations.

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

The jobs and the people are so varied, you'll meet some great characters along the way. It’s certainly never boring working here and if you like a challenge then I’d definitely recommend a career with British Steel.