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Prysmian Group launches The “Make it” recruitment program for engineers with manufacturing experience

The Group is dedicating over €160 million to industrial investments and operates 11 plants in North America serving the telecom and energy markets

Lexington, SC – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom
cable systems industry, is launching the “Make It” recruitment program,
aimed at engineers and technical staff with manufacturing experience. The
company is seeking process, maintenance, design, and quality engineers, as
well as other technical specialists, to cover key roles in the manufacturing
area in one of the company’s centers of excellence located throughout the
world. Requirements include a degree in engineering or equivalent, three to
five years of work experience obtained in similar positions in a previous
professional context, and outstanding leadership qualities.

The Group is aiming to identify and develop the manufacturing sector’s best
talents, offering them the opportunity to make full use of their skills and
expertise. Through a four-year professional pathway, “Make It” offers a top
training program involving the Prysmian Group Academy, which will focus on
further developing the skills essential for the career of the candidates
selected. The program will include two weeks training in the Milan
headquarters and two weeks in the new Manufacturing Academy in Mudanya
(Turkey), a specialist center due to be opened in January 2016 in one of the
Group’s major plants, allowing highly specialized personnel to be trained.

Prysmian’s constant quest for continuous improvement and success are linked
to the quality and skills of its resources. Ongoing learning, training, and
opportunities for concrete professional development are the key elements
underlining the company’s philosophy and an extensive human capital
development strategy. “The ‘Make It’ program embodies the pronounced
emphasis that Prysmian places on development of its people. We have a
personal passion for people and manufacturing alike, and we are incredibly
excited to launch a program that cultivates training, growth, and stability.
The institution of ‘Make It’ is a testament to the organization’s belief in
the value of human capital,” states Christina Trainor, VP of Human Resources
and Organization – NA.

With 89 plants and various centers of excellence distributed throughout 33
countries, Prysmian Group represents an organization committed to ongoing
industrial investments – amounting to €163 million ($170 million U.S.) in
2014 — which makes it a world leader in its sector, particularly in key
submarine cable and optical fibre segments.

Prysmian Group operates 11 plants in North America, serving the telecom and
energy markets. The Group has two fiber optic manufacturing facilities in
the United States covering 1.5 million square feet, including the only
co-located fiber and cable facility in North America. In 2009, Prysmian
built the first Vertical Continuous Vulcanization line in North America in
the Abbeville, SC, plant. This facility, one of the largest in the Group, is
used to produce low voltage, medium voltage, and extra high voltage
insulated cables. In addition, the Group has a manufacturing facility in
Prescott, Ontario, to meet Canada’s power cabling needs, and can rely also
on two specialty cable plants in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. There is
also a location in New Jersey dedicated to special Down Hole Technology
(DHT) systems for the OG&P industry, with headquarters in Houston, TX. The
Group’s elevator business operates two manufacturing facilities in North
Carolina and seven distribution and kitting centers throughout the U.S. and

For further information on the “Make It” program, visit

Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems
industry. With more than 130 years of experience, sales of nearly €7 billion
in 2014, some 19,000 employees across 50 countries and 89 plants, the Group
is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible
range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the
business of underground and submarine cables and systems for power
transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many
different industries, and of medium and low voltage cables for the
construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications
industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video,
and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibre,
optical and copper cables, and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public
company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.


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