Yamato introduces new Graduate Scheme

Published on Tuesday 03 June 2014 (12:49pm)

Working towards the objective of boosting repair and calibration capacity, Yamato is investing in a graduate recruitment scheme. Designed to cultivate local talent, while enhancing operations, Yamato's Graduate Scheme is open to all nearby Universities' engineering graduates.

Yamato Scale UK began their Graduate Scheme towards the end of 2013, interviewing candidates from nearby Universities for the role.  Early on it was decided to focus on University graduates, especially from local Universities, to ensure easy transportation as well as allowing applicants to continue to stay in surroundings they were comfortable with.

From early on in the process, Tom seemed a good match for the role, said Lee Smith, Yamato’s After Sales Commercial Manager, going on to add “He had the right character… the right fit.”

“The first stage was about getting a feel for applicants, with the second stage becoming more technical,” said Smith, “we had candidates look at circuit diagrams, examined their dissertations, and assessed their engineering and electrical knowledge.”

 [Caption:] Lee Smith, Yamato’s After Sales Commercial Manager, who has overseen the Graduate Scheme process, providing guidance and feedback.

 Lee Smith, Yamato’s After Sales Commercial Manager, has overseen the Graduate Scheme process, providing guidance and feedback.


“I had worries about the standard of my work to begin with,” said Tom Stapleton, an Electronic Engineering graduate of the University of Huddersfield, “I’m grateful that my supervisor was so responsive and took the time to mentor me, showing me where I’d gone wrong.”

“A lot of companies turned me down, because of lack of industry experience, Yamato offered the training required and offered industry experience at the same time, which is what led me to apply” Tom concluded.

Ensuring your actuators are operating without faults is critical for an optimal production solution, as well as ensuring your equipment’s longevity. Actuators contain both the ‘load cell’ for the machine and the motors and levers which control bucket-movement.

If you consistently under-pack your product, you could be in breach of certain Weights and Measures regulations, and if you over-pack due to incorrect readings – you’re actively engaging in product wastage and losing money.

“Actuator failures can have a detrimental impact upon weighing performance, reducing the number of heads available for weighing and potentially reducing production output” says Ian Aitchison, Technical Director at Yamato Scale UK.

For further details on what to look for, go to our Actuator Checklist http://www.yamatoscale.co.uk/article/2012/09/why-actuator-repairs-are-important

Yamato are looking for further graduates to join its Graduate Scheme, if you are interested please email info@yamatoscale.co.uk

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