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JCB demand for machinery hits ‘historic highs’ prompting recruitment of 100 new welders

by LLB staff reporter
2nd Sep 21 12:59 pm

The construction equipment giant JCB plan to recruit 100 new welders as demand for their machinery has hit “historic highs.”

JCB said they have given 1,000 permanent contracts to agency employees this year and have also recruited a further 1,350 new shop floor employees.

The company are to recruit more welding staff at their world headquarters in Rocester and plants in Uttoxetor and Cheadle.

JCB chief operating officer Mark Turner said, “Over the past five years the number of welders in the UK has shrunk, which presents businesses with a big challenge at times of high demand.

“JCB has been working very hard over the past few years to tackle this shortage and attract new entrants to this highly skilled job with its apprenticeship and training programmes, which have been very successful.

“We are delighted to be building on that success with the creation of 100 permanent new welders’ jobs.

“We offer some of the best conditions and pay rates in the region and with opportunities for nightshift work and overtime, this is great news for welders in the area looking to join a successful global company.”

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