Unprecedented global demand for JCB equipment will see the company create 600 new jobs in the next three months – with 200 available for immediate start. A healthy order book at the Staffordshire-based company means it needs over 200 operatives immediately, and a further 400 staff within 12 weeks.

Worldwide growth in the construction sector has led to record demand for many of the product lines manufactured at JCB’s Rocester, Cheadle, Rugeley and Foston, Derbyshire plants. “We know the cities of Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and surrounding towns have people with the skills we need, and in return they can expect excellent rewards,” said JCB chief operating officer Mark Turner. “We urgently need fabrication welding skills along with paint sprayers, and general assemblers who will be given full training.”

In addition to the 600 production line opportunities, JCB has vacancies for more than 100 permanent employees in engineering and other staff professions at Rocester and other sites across the UK.