2 minute read - 5th January 2023
Forth Engineering to create new jobs in 2023
Forth Engineering says it is preparing for a year of significant growth and expansion to complement increased demand for its bespoke services. With a healthy, expanding order book, the increase in workload will lead to the creation of new jobs and further collaborative work opportunities with local companies.
The company provides bespoke solutions to problem statements across all industries, particularly nuclear, oil and gas and renewables, and is making significant inroads into the agriculture and utilities sectors.
A major project Forth is currently working on, in collaboration with local firms, is the construction, and subsequent demolition, of a replica of part of the Pile 1 chimney at Sellafield to test if the new methods can be successfully, and safely, used for the final demolition job in years to come. Forth, which is facilitating the work at its base on Leconfield Industrial Estate in Cleator Moor, is working to bring similar projects to the county in 2023, which will bring numerous benefits to the community.
Mark Telford, Forth’s managing director, said: “2023 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Forth, and it is always pleasing to have a healthy order book at this point of the year so we can plan ahead to ensure all work is carried out to the very highest standard. There are many exciting and innovative projects in the pipeline with long-established clients and new ones, and we are proud of our reputation of successfully providing world-first solutions to industry problems, no matter what they may be.
“One of the most pleasing benefits of the extra workload is that we are in a position to create direct job opportunities in the local area to help us fulfill our order book, and also provide further unique work for a wider network of Cumbrian SMEs through collaboration. Not only are we passionate about keeping jobs in Cumbria, we also want to bring as many new employment opportunities and pioneering projects to the county to further boost the local economy.”
In addition to recruiting new staff through the more traditional methods, the company has recently introduced its own tailored apprenticeship programme, in partnership with Lakes College, which will see a yearly intake of young people learn their trade within the business. Forth has also started internal training courses to upskill its current workforce.
Mark added: “We’re always on the lookout for talented people who are a good fit for the business and share the company’s ambitions. Often, we see a spark in people and understand they may need development and training in certain areas, and we are happy to provide that to help people progress as professionals, as well as socially. It’s important that staff members feel valued and we believe that providing professional development helps motivate staff, and that in turn benefits the business in the long run. We run an extensive work experience programme to run alongside our newly launched apprenticeship scheme because we want to provide job opportunities to all people, particularly those just starting out in their careers.”