HSE profile: Amy Blackledge

Amy Blackledge, Operational Contract Manager in our Health, Safety & Environment team

Amy Blackledge joined us in December 2017, working in both supporting and operational roles in both iron and steel making. Find out more...

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

Prior to working for British Steel, I worked as a resident contractor for Hargreaves Industrial Services as a site manager for the coke and coal haulage contract supplying the Ironworks. This role gave me the ability to learn about the site and different supplier requirements within British Steel.

In December 2017, I joined British Steel as Health & Safety Facilitator at Appleby Coke Ovens (ACO) before shortly afterwards moving into operational roles for coke making, semi-finished products and the blast furnaces. These roles gave me the ability to appreciate individual goals and challenges that specific departments have and how other sectors can affect this.

In January 2022 I started a new chapter of my career and joined the Health, Safety and Environmental department as an Operational Contract Manager. I have joined a fantastic team who have fully welcomed me.

How long have you been with the business?

Approximately 10 years including being an on-site contractor.

What does your day-to-day role involve?

My main responsibilities include:

  • being a key link between sub-contractors and individual site owners
  • facilitating the handling of waste materials across all divisions of British Steel to be recycled and help increase business revenue
  • by communicating with both suppliers and colleagues, my role helps minimise handling by all operatives and streamlines / improves systems - through building partnerships, all parties move towards a common goal

Why do you enjoy working for British Steel?

No 2 days are the same, every day presents new challenges and ways to test my abilities. Each customer has their own targets and demands.

British Steel has given me opportunities to develop myself on both a personal and professional level, and progress as a manager while pursuing my career.

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

British Steel has roles that fit any personality type. The team here is a friendly and welcoming with years of experience and knowledge that they’re willing to share.

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