Komatsu UK HR manager, Katie O’Brien.
Jane Imrie

Manufacturer to create over 80 North East jobs with latest recruitment drive

A North East manufacturer is set to create over 80 new jobs as part of a post-lockdown recruitment drive.

Komatsu UK has announced plans to create a raft of new roles to service a range of new orders received from the domestic and European markets and to continue building its workforce for future growth.

The firm is set to create roles both in the factory and support departments, as well as 10 new apprenticeship roles.

Komatsu UK HR manager, Katie O’Brien, commented: “It is fantastic to join such a respected and well-established company at a time when we are preparing ourselves for considerable growth.

“So far we have filled around half of the roles across both production and support departments. Our focus now is on finding the right people for the remaining vacancies.”

Paul Blanchard, KUK managing director, added: “Like all businesses, Komatsu had to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances caused by the COVID pandemic throughout 2020 and into 2021.

“And it’s credit to all KUK employees that as we emerge from such a turbulent period in history, KUK remains in a healthy and robust position and ready to launch a significant recruitment drive.”

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