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Power Generation team support Wilton 11 Jobs Fair

Posted by: Katherine Garratt 27 Feb 15 - 11:15AM  | Engineering
Members of Jonathan Lee Recruitment Power Generation team recently joined forces with Wilton 11 Jobs Fair and Energy from Waste (EfW) plant to support local employment opportunities.

At present, the EfW plant employs 398 people, with 210 from the local surrounding area. With expansion plans in progress, the plant is looking to recruit around 100 talented individuals to build the second phase of the SITA Sembcorp facility at Wilton and permanent staff required to operate the site. The project, that is expected to open in 2016, will power 63,000 homes by converting household waste into electricity.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Power Generation team support Wilton 11 Jobs Fair - Energy from Waste, EfW, SITA, Cobalt
Left to right: Andy Stokes from SITA, Redar & Cleveland Mayor Councillor - Carole Simms and Ian Crummack from Cobalt.

Aside from the EfW plant, the fair attracted exhibitors from other fields including the York Potash Project and rail freight firm, DB Schenker. Representatives from unions GMB and Unite the Union were also on hand to provide advice on writing CVs.

Special guest Redcar and Cleveland Mayor, Councillor Carole Simms visited alongside newly elected council leader, Councillor Mary Lanigan. The Mayor was welcomed by Andy Stokes, Project Director at SITA UK who are Developers of the EfW site. Andy Stokes commented:

“This new energy from waste facility represents a significant investment in Teesside creating a number of job opportunities that we’ve been able to highlight to local people. Whilst we already employ a significant number of companies and people from the local area, the jobs fair has enabled us to match local skills and experience with a variety of jobs for the next stage of construction and for the permanent positions that will be required to operate the plant.”

Les Hines, Lead Consultant for Power Generation at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, commented:

“We met some really good people at the Wilton 11 Jobs Fair. I’ve spoken to some experienced and highly skilled workers that goes to prove the number of talented individuals in the Redcar and Cleveland area. It’s certainly been well worth supporting this event.”

Find out more about Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Power Generation Division: www.jonlee.co.uk/power-generation.
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