"The food industry is a sectarian world, the automobile is a culture in its own right, the pharmaceutical industry requires a doctoral student ... metallurgy is Germinal, you have to be born into it ...".
Many recruiters have heard this type of reaction before when they offer their candidates opportunities in a new environment.
Would the industrial world put its employees in "boxes" by making them dependent on a particular technology, logic or culture? What opportunities are available today to candidates wishing to stop working in an industrial sector that they know well?
As a reminder The industrial sector recruits some 100,000 people per year according to the Joint Observatory of Metallurgy Trades. It is a dynamic sector looking for workers, senior technicians and engineers. In this context, there are "bridges" between its sectors, it is still necessary to know how to identify them!
Are all sectors transposable?
Let's be clear, if you are an expert in TIG welding, it will be complicated to enter the R&D department of a large food group. However, the diversification of the internal services of industries now allows you to radically change your environment while allowing your new employer to benefit from your technical skills.
For example, a professional in the construction of metal frameworks may, during their career, join a New Works department of a food production site or a metallurgist, in order to actively participate in the deployment of construction projects. '' investments (ex: extensions or resizing of factories) ...
However, there is an important factor that you must take into account when you start looking for a new job: think about Industrial Environment!
This is an area that we develop with our candidates during our interviews. In a tight labor market due to the shortage of qualified profiles, factories that are struggling to attract talent in rural areas and recruiters who are desperately looking for the 5-legged sheep, adopting this strategy is a real success factor for you candidates!
Thinking about an industrial environment means ignoring the material and / or the finished product and focusing on the suitability of your skills with a different industrial environment, while maintaining technical "consistency". There are a multitude of industrial environments: mechanical, assembly, process ... which must constitute your search base for companies to which you wish to apply, before focusing on its sector or the products they manufacture. .
Let’s take an example: A Cement Plant Method Manager can easily evolve within an Agro-industrial player. Indeed, if we think about "process", the environment lends itself completely: processing, mixing, bagging, flow monitoring, traceability ... the issues of optimization, profitability, deadlines are similar. We have to think about "environment" and therefore open up to a larger market than "sectoral".
Do you work in metallurgy? You may interest the medical device industry! Do you work in the pharmaceutical industry? The food packaging industry opens its arms to you!
Taking the time to learn about the "connections" & "similarities" from one industrial environment to another allows candidates looking to have a much broader "job market" filter and ultimately obtain a position with a challenge and an even more exciting field of action!