Manufacturing

JCB to create 500 jobs at UK plants as demand soars

Monday 28 June 2021, 3:03 PM

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JCB has started a fresh recruitment drive for 500 new agency workers as demand for its machinery continues to soar.

The British manufacturer is taking on additional agency employees at its 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham; and is also offering 300 existing agency workers permanent JCB contracts.

The new jobs are on top of the 850 shop floor jobs already created so far in 2021, and will bring the total number of agency shop floor employees given permanent jobs this year to 1,000.

The moves follow record demand for JCB’s construction and agricultural products, with most new machines already sold out until next year.

Pay for shop floor roles has also risen once already this year to £11.35 an hour.

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “The recovery continues to gather momentum and we have tens of thousands of new machine orders sitting on our books stretching well into next year.

“We have never seen anything like this in the 75-year history of JCB. As well as earning a competitive salary with the opportunity for overtime and enhanced shift allowances, there is great potential for new recruits to progress to permanent roles with JCB.”

To apply for the jobs visit https://jobs.guidantglobal.com/clients/jcb or text JCB to 82228.

 

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