Good news on the jobs horizon for transport and cleaning sectors

A rail operator, an electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and a cleaning company are on the lookout for new staff in the past week.

A London rail operator is set to create 250 new apprenticeships across its portfolio.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is increasing its apprenticeship programme by 25%, offering opportunities to work across the Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern routes in departments including engineering, customer services, train driving and administration.

Working with partners including, Not Going To Uni, Socially Recruited, RMP Enterprise, The Association for BME Engineers and Springpod, the rail operator is hoping to attract interest from people of all ages and backgrounds from around the UK.

Also in the transport and logistics sector, electric commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks is on an ambitious recruitment drive to grow its research and development capabilities in the UK. 

This drive aims to speed up the firm’s development of the Volta Zero, its first fully electric 16-metric ton CV (commercial vehicle), for which production is due to begin by the end of 2022.

Having started this year with a handful of team members, headcount at Volta Trucks is now more than 150. The growing team of R&D specialists are based near Reading in a flexible office space, with the goal to have more than 280 employees by the end of 2021. Over 70 open positions are currently advertised online and additional roles are being frequently added.

A North-East contract cleaning firm Maxim FM is set to create 100 new jobs as part of its national growth strategy.

The Sunderland-headquartered firm is currently recruiting for around 20 positions across the business, and is expecting to add another 80 to its workforce in the next year, taking its total workforce past the 1,100 people mark.

With offices in Leeds, Swindon and Glasgow, the firm is hopeful that the recruitment drive will accelerate its expansion across the UK.

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