Vauxhall recruiting 300 staff for its Ellesmere Port plant will bring jobs boost to Deeside
Carmaker Vauxhall is taking on 300 new staff at its plant just down the road in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
The company plans to phase in the jobs from the start of next year and is the group’s first significant recruitment drive at the Ellesmere Port site for a decade, it follows a £125m investment in the car plant two years ago.
Vauxhall are also taking on 250 at its Luton plant which produces the Vivaro van.
Vauxhall Ellesmere Port already employs around 1,600, the additional 300 staff are required to cope with increased output after it won the contract to build the next generation of Astra 2012 and production of the new model is set to begin towards the end of 2015.
This is great news for Vauxhall and for British manufacturing,’ said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director.
‘Both of our UK manufacturing plants have won long contracts with all-new products and as the business strengthens, we now need to take on more people to build these exciting new Vauxhalls,’ he said.
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