Graduates at Louth plastics recycler Luxus

TWO local graduates are taking their careers from strength to strength after moving another step up the ladder at Louth plastics recycler Luxus.

Robert Silvester, 22, and colleague Simon Thompson, also 22, have been appointed as the latest apprentices to join the firm’s graduate academy, taking the total to four in the past year.

Robert, of Louth, is a Sheffield University graduate with a BSc (Hons) in physics and Simon, of North Cockerington, has a BSc in education and mathematics from Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln.

After joining the technical plastics company they have seen their careers take off and continue to benefit from learning their trade further.

“I’ve always enjoyed designing and making things and this, together with my science background, meant this job provided a great fit,” said Simon.

“Luxus is investing in graduates and thinking about the long term, so I really wanted to be part of this forward-thinking company.”

Pete Atterby, managing director at Luxus, added: “We believe that increasing interest in our academy can help us to really address this skills gap.

“Job satisfaction has always been an important issue for us – that’s why currently a third of our workforce has been with us for over a decade.”