New jobs in maintenance, construction, boat building and packaging

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge is expanding its 120-strong nationwide in-house maintenance team with a further 41 new positions to support its 563 hotels across the UK.

These new full-time positions are field based, carrying out a variety of maintenance-related tasks across the company’s hotels. Each maintenance engineer will be given their own network of hotels to service.

Meanwhile, the second phase in the development of a multi-million pound business park in Barnsley has begun. Developer Carnell Management Services (CMS) has started work on the £5.25m phase of the Nexus Business Park at Capitol Park in Dodsworth. This includes work on two units totalling 45,000 sq ft of industrial and warehouse accommodation with offices, which is set to create an additional 105 job opportunities at the park.

Falmouth-based superyacht specialist constructor Pendennis is launching a major recruitment drive, as a result of three new contracts in the pipeline due to start in the spring. The company currently employs just over 400 specialist tradespeople and support staff at its Falmouth Docks location.

Securing these new contracts will result in the company requiring an additional 30-40 highly skilled new personnel to join them – specifically mechanical & hydraulic fitters, plumbers, outfitters, joiners, fabricators, electrical/electronics technicians and draughtspeople. In addition, Pendennis will also be inviting applications for its apprenticeship scheme, due to start later this year.

Finally, packaging manufacturer PFF Group, with bases in Keighley, Yorkshire and Washington in the North-East, has launched a new health division after securing a government contract to supply PPE to frontline workers.

PFF Group has established PFF Health following its appointment by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) to manufacture disposable polythene aprons for frontline NHS staff and social care workers. The DHSC contract has seen the company create 100 new jobs and invest more than £2m in custom-built machines.

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