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Origins of TRS

TRS has been set up by a group of senior industry leaders, the Skills and Jobs Retention Group, in response to a request made by Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS). Its purpose is to provide an industry led and sector focused programme through which to facilitate the deployment and retention of key AME skills across the UK. It is a significant resource for the AME supply chain, and supports large, medium and small company interests.

This new programme has been developed by the sector for the benefit of all sector companies and individuals wishing to work in AME and will help support growth by facilitating the retention of high value skills throughout the UK.

About TRS

The Talent Retention Solution (TRS) puts skilled individuals looking for work and companies searching for new employees in direct contact with each other. The TRS is a UK wide scheme which aims to retain skills in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector, including Aerospace, Automotive, Civil Engineering, Defence, Energy, Marine, Manufacturing, Nuclear, Power Generation and Renewable industries. TRS uses a web-based programme called ‘CWeb’ which has been developed to actively support redeployment and recruitment across these sectors.

TRS is an industry led initiative. It provides specific, easy to use recruitment services to companies who have active vacancies or who are perhaps just wishing to keep an eye on the available talent by using the search and alert service. For individuals who are in the job market, either through redundancy or another route, the on-line CWeb system provides a user-friendly way of marketing themselves directly to prospective employers.

All sector companies are being encouraged to register with this new programme and it is particularly important for companies who are recruiting and individuals at risk of redundancy. Registration is easy and straightforward and provides access to the CWeb job matching system.


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    TRS is currently at various stages of working with over 40 universities; others are expected to participate and promote TRS throughout 2013.

    TRS has a growing network of employers who will progressively be using TRS to advertise their graduate and internship vacancies to view and apply for.


    TRS is a new industry approach to working with UK Further Education Colleges and employers to support and promote the recruitment and retention of skilled people into UK advanced manufacturing and engineering (AME) jobs.
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