The major contract that brought Hitachi's world-class train facility to Newton Aycliffe is just the beginning, says a Teesside MP.
Hitachi is part of the Agility Trains consortium which has just been awarded a £4.5BN contract to construct, maintain and service the next generation of intercity carriages to improve the UK’s mainline rail services.
Nearly 600 new carriages will be made in a factory to be built at Merchant Park, a site owned by Merchant Place Developments. Construction will start in 2013 and the facility will be operational from 2015. 730 jobs will be created along with a further 200 construction jobs.
Hitachi Rail Europe has already identified over 700 potential suppliers and is moving swiftly forward with the project to deliver the trains. Registrations of expressions of interest have now moved from this website to Hitachi Rail Europe’s website.
How do I apply to work at the manufacturing facility?
Recruitment has started for some Engineering and support roles at Newton Aycliffe and more positions will be advertised throughout 2014 and 2015. Vacancies will be advertised at www.hitachi-careers.eu and via the local Job Centre Plus. Register your interest at www.hitachi-careers.eu and Hitachi will notify you when an opportunity arises in your chosen area of interest.
Shepherd Construction has been awarded the main contract for the construction of the Hitachi Rail Europe manufacturing facility.
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