Transport for Wales has announced that the South Wales Metro project is already providing major economic benefits to Wales, such as creating employment.
The £750 million project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, not only will modernise the way rail passengers use trains but will provide jobs for many people. Below is some of the business which have recently taken on new staff members:
High Motive Ltd – Recently employed four new members of staff
Operations Director at High Motive Derek McNeill said: “The South Wales Metro project is expanding and providing more business opportunities. We’ve recently created four new jobs, two in research and development and two engineering roles, that will all work on the project.
“It’s great to see this level of investment into the region as it provides opportunity for business growth and employment.”
Seilwaith Amey Cymru(SAC)/Amey Infrastructure Wales (AIW) – recruiting for a variety of roles
Infrastructure Services Director at AIW Simon Rhoden said: “The transformation programme for the South Wales Metro is growing and we are recruiting for skilled positions, as we continue to upgrade the railway infrastructure throughout the South Wales Valleys.
“There are many vacancies available and I’d urge those interested to visit the Amey recruitment website.”
Minister for Economy and Transport and North Wales Ken Skates said: The South Wales Metro will not only transform the way people travel in South East Wales but the building of it is providing a much needed boost to our economy.
“Through TfW, the Welsh Government are investing heavily in the rail network and this is having a positive impact on employment and providing vital opportunities for rooted Welsh companies.”
Balfour Beatty Programme Director Alasdair MacDonald added: “At Balfour Beatty, we are committed to leaving a positive, lasting impact on local communities so we are pleased to be able to build and grow a local supply chain as we work with Transport for Wales on this significant project.
“As part of a recent three-week blockade of work, we collaborated with nine Welsh suppliers to help us deliver works efficiently. We look forward to moving the project forward and continuing to develop the local supply chain.”
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