JCB in fresh recruitment drive as pandemic ‘rebound’ gathers pace

JCB has launched a fresh recruitment drive for hundreds more shop floor employees and announced plans to give hundreds more agency employees permanent contracts as demand for construction equipment continues to ‘soar’.

Last month, the manufacturer revealed it was hiring more than 400 UK shop floor agency employees and giving permanent JCB contracts to more than 300 existing agency employees.

JCB has now announced it is recruiting a further 450 agency shop floor employees at its factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham – and later this year will give an additional 400 agency shop floor employees with more than one year’s service permanent contracts.

These roles include assemblers, welders, fabricators and CNC machinists.

Mark Turner, JCB chief operating officer, explained, “The rebound following the Covid-19 pandemic continues to gather pace and even in the space of a month since we started recruiting, we now need a further 450 shop floor employees. The creation of a total of 850 jobs this year is very good news for our business and for the areas where we operate. It’s also great news that this year we will give permanent JCB contracts to more than 700 agency employees, starting this month.”