A DOZEN new jobs have been created at a South Tyneside firm which is constructing a solid commercial future as well as investing in its workforce.
Castle Building Services, based at Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, has created the jobs after recently securing two major contracts.
As part of its latest recruitment drive, Castle has created both technical and administrative roles, plus two apprenticeships, in line with the company’s drive to support the regional economy by creating jobs with real career opportunities.
The latest staff intake increases the contractors’ direct workforce to 112.
Kevin Bennett, Peter Carr, Ben Clement and Matty Mitchell have joined as mechanical engineers, Ronnie Corbet as an installation manager and Les Dunn as a mechanical estimator.
Christine Connolly, Vicki Smith and Dawn Cox join the company’s administration team, while Ryan McElwee and Alex Burke have been recruited as apprentices.
Company operations director Allan Carr said: “One of our aims is to create sustainable employment and to give something back to the local community and the industry. We achieve this by making a commitment to invest in young people, hence creating two apprentice roles.
“Securing a number of recent new contract wins has further strengthened our position to increase our high-calibre workforce, and I am delighted to announce that we have created such a significant number of positions.
“Each new member of the team brings with them a high level of industry experience and the positive work ethic we look for when employing staff.
“I look forward to them making their contribution to the ongoing success of the company.”