20 jobs available at factory near Chesterfield – here’s how you can apply

A manufacturer near Chesterfield is to increase its workforce by more than 20 per cent thanks to a booming post-lockdown order book.

By Michael Broomhead
Sunday, 5th July 2020, 9:00 am

Blachford UK, based in Holmewood, is looking for 20 people to fill a number of full-time roles.

The jobs available include multi-skilled maintenance engineers, FLT drivers, production operatives and apprentices.

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Jason Lippitt, managing director of Blachford UK.

All roles are available to start immediately and, following a 12-week probation period, will become permanent.

The company’s recruitment drive comes as more than 12,000 people in the UK are set to lose their jobs after a raft of firms announced cuts in the past 48 hours.

The pandemic left Blachford fearing for its future after it was forced to furlough all staff and shut the factory down for four weeks.

After implementing social distancing measures and being given the green light by the Government to reopen, Blachford has since been met with unexpected demand for its acoustic insulation products which it produces for industrial vehicles.

Managing director Jason Lippitt said: “It’s a complete turnaround situation and a very enviable position to be in considering the current economic climate.

“Like many manufacturers, lockdown came as a real blow to us and created uncertainty in the business.

“However, since reopening the factory, orders from our European and British customers have flooded in, securing the future of Blachford and creating brand new jobs.

“It’s a great sign for the local economy and manufacturing as a whole.”

For more information about the jobs and to apply, email [email protected]

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