Summer jobs boost for agency workers at JCB
Two hundred agency employees to get permanent JCB contracts as demand for products continues to rise
AROUND 200 JCB agency employees are to be handed permanent contracts this summer as demand continues to rise for construction and agricultural machinery, the company announced today.
JCB have already offered around 1,300 permanent contracts to agency employees during 2021 and 2022 and increased shop floor starting pay by 8.5% to £11.35 an hour.
Today, JCB chief operating officer Mark Turner welcomed the news of the 200 permanent contracts. He joined JCB more than 30 years ago as an agency employee and rose through the ranks after running JCB manufacturing businesses in the UK and overseas, including India.
Mr Turner said: ‘Demand for JCB’s construction and agricultural products remains very strong and that means we have been able to offer 1,300 agency colleagues permanent JCB contracts since last year.
‘I am thrilled to be able to build on this position by offering permanent contracts to an additional 200 agency employees once we return from the summer break. We have great confidence in the future and there are immense opportunities to progress at JCB by joining us as an agency employee.’
This year JCB have increased their workforce by almost 300 people at their 11 UK plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham, which now employ around 8,000 people.
The company says demand for JCB machines has reached historic highs in 2022 with many products already sold out for the remainder of the year.