TEREX Trucks has welcomed two new employees to its Motherwell manufacturing facility.
Darryl Crichton and Gary Whitehouse have been recruited through the North Lanarkshire Council Supported Enterprise Service, which supports disabled and disadvantaged individuals into employment.
Terex Trucks operations director, Paul Hudson, discovered the scheme at an open day event hosted by North Lanarkshire Council (NLC). Darryl and Gary landed three month fixed-term contracts within the quality, safety, health and environment (QSHE) department as environmental operatives following a successful trial period.
The pair have been carrying out tasks including kit audits, reporting HSE incidents, and assisting in production area clean ups.
Gail McKee, locality leader at NLC said, “North Lanarkshire Council Supported Enterprise Service is an organisation supporting disabled and disadvantaged individuals into employment. We passionately believe that everyone has something to offer and given the opportunity can transform their lives through the power of work.
“As a service, we are delighted to be involved with such a respected local employer. The staff at Terex Trucks have been amazing from our initial contact and have shown a real passion in the work we do.
“Both Gary and Darryl were over the moon when Paul offered them a job and valued the time he spent with them talking about the company and how important their role would be.”
Terex Trucks mentor, Karen Anne Duffy added, “Darryl and Gary have settled into their roles and department well and have quickly picked up the tasks that have been assigned to them. They both have a very positive attitude to work and a strong work ethic; they are a good asset to the QSHE team.
“Now that they have been in post for about two months we are starting to expand and develop the role to add in new duties and responsibilities and to assist in development of their skills.”
Frankie Connelly, Terex Trucks union representative said, “The GMB Scotland Union and staff fully support the programme and would be happy to see this extended to other areas within the business if possible.”