TYRONE-based screening giant Terex Corporation plans to recruit close to 100 new staff at sites in Dungannon, Omagh, Campsie and Ballymoney as a result of a production ramp up this year.
And many of the opportunities are being pitched at people with no experience in the sector and who may be drawn from sectors such as hospitality, tourism and retail, which were been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are opportunities in production roles, many of which include training schemes linked to local colleges that require no previous experience or qualifications, as well as roles for graduates, salespeople and engineers.
Kieran Hegarty, president of Terex Materials Processing, said: “Coronavirus has hit many sectors hard, and people have lost their job or are on furlough and feel insecure in their current position, so it may be an ideal opportunity to rethink their career and consider a new role.
“We are seeing a positive improvement in our order books across our various manufacturing sites, and as we continue to ramp up production, we are recruiting for experienced welders and fitters, but are also seeking trainees for our welding and fitting academies.
“These academies offer the opportunity to start a career in engineering and learn valuable, employable skills. They help us address the ongoing shortage of skilled welders and operators, build a pipeline of skills within our company and improve our ability to meet demand.
“There is no qualification or experience required as we offer a training period followed by placement within our operation. Whatever your vocational area, if you have drive and determination to succeed and a positive attitude to take on new challenges, you can have a successful career at Terex.”
Academy participants (details at https://www.terex.com/production) will receive a fully-blended practical training package, and on successful completion of the programme they will achieve an NVQ Level 1 qualification.
They will also be offered permanent position with Terex, whose crushing and screening, environmental, washing and conveying business in Northern Ireland include brands such as Powerscreen and Finlay, which have been in business for more than 50 years.