Jobs fair showcases hundreds of new roles on offer

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jan 2019

Jobs fairs to promote hundreds of new roles with inward investor Cartwright Group take place later this month.

The conversions arm of the major trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer is moving to North Lincolnshire as it expands significantly.

It will create a new headquarters on the 26-acre former Belton Brickworks site, having outgrown rented facilities in Hatfield, South Yorkshire. 

Belton Park Pavilion will be used on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 23 for the sessions, with job seekers able to find out about vacancies at the site, set to open in May.

The Jobs Fair will take place from 11am to 4pm on the first date, and 2pm to 6pm the following week.

Cartwright Conversions will highlight 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.

Steve Shaw, managing director 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."

An artist's impression of the completed Cartwright Conversions site in Belton.

North Lincolnshire Council will be on hand to help people with their applications and CVs, as well as offer interview advice. Job Centre Plus will be attending to offer support. 

Information on other services available will also be on offer, including public transport and the council’s Wheels 2 Work scheme. It aims to help people get over the barrier of getting to work, college or training because of transport difficulties by hiring a scooter. Details on free childcare funding will also be provided. 

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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. 

“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.”

Company MD Steve Shaw(right) is joined by Leader of North Lincolnshire Council Rob Waltham as he shows him around one of the conversions.

Led by group managing director, 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 £89 million to £150 million over the last four years, and predicts revenues of almost £170 million in 2018/19.

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Established in 1952, it employs more than 1,000 highly skilled and trained staff who design, engineer and build a wide range of trailers and rigid bodied vehicles. Customers include some of the UK’s biggest companies, such as Royal Mail, Argos, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, and proud to be 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 produces a wide range of specialised vehicles, including ambulances, mobility, welfare, police and security vehicles for a range of clients, including the NHS, UK police forces and highways maintenance companies.

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