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Further growth for Magtec as it creates new jobs

Magtec, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle drive systems, is creating a number of highly skilled new jobs to help the business take advantage of growth opportunities in the high-tech global industry.

The company will be recruiting for 19 engineering and related specialist positions to support the delivery of existing and new electric vehicle programmes in Britain and overseas.

These include the world-leading electric refuse collection vehicle currently being trialled in Greenwich, London, the innovative electric drive system for a 7.5 tonne commercial vehicle, which is ideal for the urban daily deliveries market, and a technology-enabled commercial vehicle project in northern Europe.

Magtec is creating a number of highly skilled new jobs to help the business take advantage of growth in the electric vehicle drive systems sector / Picture: Magtec


Magtec currently employs 71 people at its factories in Sheffield and Rotherham, adding 22 in the last financial year.

Marcus Jenkins, founder and managing director, said: “Our innovative and elegant engineering is attracting interest from all over the world. We want ambitious and energetic people to join our fast-growing business and help us make a global impact as a UK pioneer in electric vehicle drive systems.”

Roles include production engineers, production manager, service manager, demand planner, health and safety manager and design engineers covering the software, electronic, electrical and mechanical disciplines.

This year, Magtec has brought in young talent including apprentices recruited via Sheffield City College, engineering graduates recruited via the Sheffield City Region’s Rise programme, and teenage work experience placements welcomed from local schools.

Alex Gorringe, a new apprentice at Magtec, added: “I used to work as a butcher in Grimsby, but I always wanted to do something in engineering and now I am a mechanical assembly apprentice.

“It’s very hands-on at Magtec. I am paired with a senior colleague who is walking me through everything from start to finish. I am gaining lots of practical experience about how electric motors work. In the future, I hope to be able to use this experience in the design of our products.

“Working in electric vehicle drive systems is challenging, interesting and fun and I am surrounded by enthusiasts who want to make a difference in a sector which has a very bright future.”

HR Manager, Sinead O’Neill, who joined the business in September 2017 concluded: “We have ambitious growth plans. We have the world knocking on our door and we need to recruit.

“I am really excited about making Magtec a fantastic place to work. This company is going to change the world. What we do is amazing. We want to become an employer of choice in the North of England.”