09.05.14 · Industry News
Take a quick look at some of the latest jobs being created across Northern Ireland.
UK Steel firm opens division in NI.
Bradford-based Barrett Steel is launching a new engineering division in Ireland. Barrett Engineering Steel Ireland will introduce a wide range of engineering steels and alloys from its warehouse and business unit in Maghaberry, Northern Ireland. The division will also provide value-added services such as sawing, drilling, heat treatment, testing and grinding. Delivery is rapid from Northern Ireland with access to additional materials through the supply chain network, ensuring products are delivered safely, in perfect condition and on time.
Tyrone engineering firm set for expansion
Galbally firm Sean Nugent Engineering firm has announced the creation of 18 jobs. Based in Galbally, Sean Nugent Engineering designs, manufactures and markets a range of agricultural machinery products, cattle-handling equipment and trailers. The company participated in Invest NI's Business Growth Programme in March and is implementing an action plan to grow the business. The launch is part of a continuing investment, which will include more new outlets in the near future. Barrett has increased its workforce by 20 per cent at the site and we expect to start recruiting again later this year.
Academia and business
The University of Ulster has teamed up with some of the most successful and high-growth companies in Northern Ireland to showcase the skills of local engineering students and boost career prospects. Huhtamaki Ltd, Lurgan; B/E Aerospace, Kilkeel; Crossland Tankers Ltd, Swatragh; Elite Electronic Systems, Enniskillen, Terex Corporation, Omagh and Intelesens Ltd, Belfast are working with the university on the initiative which sees first year students competing in engineering challenges. These include designing a chassis and aerodynamic skin for a Formula One racing car.