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250 new Droitwich jobs a step closer

Droitwich Editorial 16th Jan, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

UP TO 250 jobs which are set to be created in Droitwich have moved a step closer after a factory expansion was given the green light.

The Standard revealed before Christmas that Magna Exterior and Interiors would be taking up a building on the Berry Hill Industrial Estate after Wychavon District Council unanimously approved the application at a planning meeting last Thursday (January 8).

The company, which makes dashboards for Jaguar cars, is the world’s third largest automotive components maker in the world and will offer positions in assembly associates, maintenance technicians and leather wrap associates.

Coun Tony Miller said: “I welcome this infrastructure into Droitwich and the opportunities it is going to give on the employment side and also working with the community to look at training and apprenticeships that may come out of this.”

Coun Ken Jennings, Droitwich Town Council leader, added: “There is not really a lot to be saying about this.

“We are absolutely delighted about this investment and I would quickly move to seek approval.”

Magna currently employs about 1,000 members of staff at two sites in Redditch and Linda Robinson, chairman of the committee, said the proposal was a ‘good news’ story.

The local authority will be helping Magna with its recruitment and is planning a programme of activities with JobCentre Plus.

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