Chloe Shakesby

Middlesbrough engineering company lines up dozens of new jobs

A North East engineering firm is set to create dozens of new jobs as it continues an ongoing recruitment drive.

Wilton Engineering, based in Middlesbrough, has recruited more than 100 new staff across the past 12 months, and is looking to fill a further 25 vacancies in the next two months.

The company, which provides multi-disciplinary engineering services, has created the jobs to support the delivery of a pipeline of projects in the offshore energy and defence industries.

Bill Scott OBE, chief executive of Wilton Engineering, commented: “We have built a buoyant order book for 2021 with a number of large-scale fabrication projects, which has enabled us to grow our workforce and take advantage of the wide range of skills that exist in Tees Valley and the North East.

“Being able to remain operational during the pandemic, with all of the additional safety and hygiene protocols in place, has ensured we have continued to be productive and deliver solutions to customers in our core sectors where we have a reputation for producing specialist and large complex structures.

“It is always satisfying to be able to create new jobs and support the economic prospects of Tees Valley at a time when the area has a lot of positive opportunities. I’m especially proud to be able to bring in much needed young talent into the company having just started four more additional apprentices.

“The last 12 months must have been extremely difficult for young people to get a practical apprenticeship and it’s fantastic that their hard work has been rewarded.

“This area has been a focal point for industry for generations, which will continue if we’re able to maximise on the prospects in sectors such as offshore wind where the region has established a foothold and has so much more to offer.”

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