50 more jobs being created at modular buildings maker

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Modular building recruitment specialist, E3 Recruitment (E3R), and modular and portable building solutions provider, Thurston Group, want to hire 50 permanent employees across three manufacturing facilities.

Some of the roles include welders, joiners, machine operators and fabricators.

The Group has seen strong growth despite the pandemic and the trading challenges of Brexit, and is on course to deliver a £50m turnover for the year, having more than doubled over the last three years.

Wakefield-headquartered Thurston’s has managed to continue operating during the pandemic, providing support to the NHS through the manufacturing of Covid testing units, hospital extensions and vaccination centres.

The company’s expertise in the Healthcare, Education, Nuclear, Energy and Construction sectors, has resulted in a significant increase in orders and numerous job opportunities, which is why the Group wants to add an additional 50 employees to its 350-strong workforce.

All three of the firm’s locations make fabricated steel portable buildings. The Hull site also builds modular buildings while the Catfoss site manufactures heavy-duty specialist blast and fire-resistant buildings for the petrochemical sector.

Huddersfield-based E3R director, Andrew Joseph, said: “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Thurston Group for the last eight years.

“Over this time Thurston has made numerous large-scale investments, not only enhancing the working environment for its employees, but strengthening its position in the market as a leader, making it a strong stable company to work for with prospects and job security.”

Gary Ware, production director at Thurston Group, added: “We have stayed operational throughout the pandemic, and we have been quick to react in providing modular and portable buildings for a range of public spaces ranging from prisons, hospitals, schools, housing, COVID-19 testing centres and isolation hubs.

“Their usage across a range of sectors continues to increase due to their speed, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

“As a result of this, we are in a really strong position as a business as our orderbook continues to grow, and as a result we are increasing our production and need additional semi-skilled and skilled workers to strengthen our team.”