TalkSport is looking for experienced air compressor technicians in an industry that is expected to grow to £3bn a year by 2020.
It said the shortage of skilled technicians is partly down to the government’s recent reforms to the industry.
“The government’s Industrial Air Compressor Reforms (IACR) has seen the government invest in training for technicians to fill vacancies and train apprentices to work in air compressor factories,” the broadcaster said.
The reforms, announced on Friday, mean air compressions can now be trained as a “skill-based” skill, meaning they can learn as quickly as one apprentice, but they are still required to complete six weeks of practical training.
Teachers have been able to use a more flexible curriculum, with more than 300 apprenticeships on offer.
More than one in three air compression workers in Britain have to take part in compulsory training, according to the IACR, but it does not provide an exact figure.
Air compressors are typically used to compress gases to produce power.
Workers who want to apply for a job in a factory can fill out an online form and receive a phone call if their application is accepted.
They then meet the factory manager and work in a “lab” for up to three weeks, where they are trained and expected to complete a number of tasks.
However, many of the jobs in air compressives are held by smaller manufacturers, who have no experience of the type of work air compressiers do.
One of the biggest challenges in getting an air compressor job is getting the required training.
The Government says the job market is tight and the number of vacancies is increasing.
In order to attract and retain the best talent, it is recommending the introduction of a “qualifications and training standard”, to help employers find the right workers.
TalksSport says there are currently just 1,200 air compressers working in the UK, but the broadcaster wants to see 1,000.
According to its website, it says there is “no other industry as large as air compressor manufacturing”.
The broadcaster said it is working with employers to offer training in the industry to the thousands of air compressor workers it hopes will be trained in its new approach to the job.
This is an edited extract from TalkSport, a weekly business news and information show on the BBC iPlayer.