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UK jobseekers to benefit from engineering firm's growth

14 Mar 14  | Engineering |  Recruitment News
 

An engineering company in Darlington has plans to create more than 1,300 jobs across the UK over the next 12 months.

According to thenorthernecho.co.uk, Amec will look to hire around 700 new people to work at its European headquarters in the Teeside town, with a further 600 skilled workers expected to take roles elsewhere in England and Scotland before the end of 2014.


Amec, which works closely with the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, currently employs around 400 people at its Darlington facility - although it also has bases in Brazil, China, the United Arab Emirates and the US.

Speaking about the new employment prospects in the North East, Darlington MP Jenny Chapman said: "I've always been proud to have Amec in Darlington and their presence, coupled with this job creation, are a real feather in the cap.

"To be creating 700 jobs is tremendous and it's a real boost to the local economy, adding to the confidence already generated by the firm having its head office here. It just proves Darlington and the region are good places to do business."

The news of the recruitment drive comes as Amec looks to increase its expansion efforts. According to telegraph.co.uk, the firm agreed a £2 billion deal to acquire US-based rival Foster Wheeler earlier this week. 
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