Ulverston firm creates 70 jobs
Last updated at 16:25, Thursday, 19 July 2012
A FURNESS firm is looking for more than 70 new members of staff.
Tronic, a Siemens Subsea business, today announced it is recruiting 70 positions at its Subsea Excellence Centre in Low Mill Business Park, Ulverston.
The new skilled roles will be in engineering, project management, production and quality.
Tronic is hoping the positions will be filled over the next three months, and said it expects further vacancies will be announced throughout the summer.
The firm, which designs and manufactures subsea connectors used at offshore oil and gas platforms, also confirmed it is offering seven new apprenticeships with the apprentices due to start in September.
Tronic was bought by German technology giant Siemens, which employs more than 360,000 people in more than 190 countries, for £397m in March.
The firm designs, manufactures and installs subsea mate-able electrical and optical connection systems. Its connectors are made at the factory in Ulverston and are used to provide a power supply under water, to allow oil and gas well operators to monitor the flow.
Bosses said the Ulverston base will play a crucial part in the development of technology that Siemens is working on for use in water depths of up to 3,000 metres.
Mike Henry, business manager at Tronic said: “The acquisition of Tronic by Siemens has brought exciting prospects for the development of both new and existing products. To support this we are investing considerably in our technical capabilities and capacity.
“This new phase in the expansion of the Tronic business offers excellent opportunities to be part of a technical team that is working at the forefront of subsea oil and gas technologies.”
The past 12 months have seen the biggest intake of employees and apprentices in the 33-year history of the company.
It was inundated with CVs when it announced 50 new jobs and five apprenticeships last year.
The company’s human resources department received more than 1,400 CVs.
As of December, the firm employed 338 people in the Ulverston office, and said it had the potential capacity for more than 450.
Wayne Singleton, human resources manager at Tronic said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Tronic.
“Having recently been acquired by Siemens and seeing continued growth in our market has given us this fantastic opportunity recruit.
“This is a great boost to both Ulverston and the local economy.”
The firm was launched in 1979 by John Alcock under the name Tronic and merged with global company Expro in 1998.
In 2009 the company moved from premises in Sandside Road to its home at Low Mill Business Park, in a £12m investment.
First published at 16:12, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Brilliant that there is this growing industry in the area, though agree with Chris, shame the wages arent more aligned with other similar companies in the area. You end up taking people on who are an initial drain on resource, who then leave with a presteigious brand on their CV. Back at square 1.
This is a great opportunity for people to secure a job. Just wish the company would offer more competitive wages inline with similar companies like BAE
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