Jobs fairs are taking place to find hundreds of workers to fill vacancies expected to open up when Cartwright Conversions opens its new HQ in Belton near Scunthorpe in March.
The events will take place from 11am to 4pm on Tuesday 15th January and 2pm to 6pm on Wednesday 23rd January at Belton Park Pavilion, Belton Playing Field, off High Street, DN9 1LR.
Steve Shaw, MD of Cartwright Conversions said: “This is a great opportunity for people to find out more about a career at Cartwright Conversions. The council’s support in organising these job fairs is invaluable in helping us to attract new talent in North Lincolnshire and we look forward to expanding our team.”
The Cartwright Group, one of the UK’s leading trailer, commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers has bought a 26 acre site in Belton to expand and relocate Cartwright Conversions. This includes the former Brickworks and adjoining land.
Led by Group MD Mark Cartwright, the Cartwright Group currently build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38-acre site in Altrincham and Cartwright Conversions operates from Doncaster. The Group which includes Cartwright Rentals, Cartwright Fleet Services and Cartwright Finance has increased turnover from £89m to £150m over the last four years, and predicts almost £170m in 2018/19.
Established in 1952 and now under the banner of Better, Built in Britain the Cartwright Group employs a workforce of over 1,000 highly skilled and trained staff who design, engineer and build the widest range of high quality trailers and rigid bodied vehicles in the market. Their customers include some of the UK’s biggest companies, such as Royal Mail, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and in flying the flag for British manufacturing excellence, the business also has major export customers in Europe, Australia , UAE and South America.
Conversions was launched in 2016, and going from strength to strength under Managing Director Steve Shaw and his team the business produces a wide range of specialized vehicles including ambulances, mobility, welfare , police and security vehicles for a range of clients, including the NHS, UK police forces and highways maintenance companies.
Cartwrights will be there talking about the positions available, skills, pay, pensions, company ethos and potential future apprenticeship opportunities.
In addition to the job vacancies being advertised, there will be support and guidance available around applying for jobs. North Lincolnshire Council will be on hand to help people with their applications and CVs, as well as offer interview advice, and Job Centre Plus will be attending to offer support.
Information on other services available will also be on offer including public transport information and the council’s Wheels 2 Work scheme. The scheme aims to help people get over the problem of getting to work, college or training because of transport difficulties by hiring a scooter. Details on free childcare funding will also be provided at the Fair.
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Jobs Fair will enable people to get back into work, find a change of career or new opportunities at the new Cartwright Conversions headquarters in Belton. I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more to go along to one of the sessions.
“The council will also be offering support to those interested in working at Cartwright Conversions with their CVs, applications and interview skills.
“This is a major investment in North Lincolnshire and welcome boost to the economy. The move to Belton is creating hundreds of jobs and training opportunities, which is a key focus for us. We are always looking for and working with businesses to encourage investment in North Lincolnshire. Therefore it is brilliant that Cartwright Conversions chose North Lincolnshire as a place to invest as it shows their confidence in the area.”