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Over 800 people attend new jobs event

Published: Wednesday, 8th October 2014

More than 800 people attended a recruitment open day for the new waste treatment facility being built at Manvers in Rotherham.

Approximately 40 jobs are being recruited for at the plant which will treat leftover household waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham instead of it being sent to landfill. 

At the recruitment event held at Wath library, job seekers could find out more about the facility at Bolton Road, get information about the positions available and pick up an application form. 

More than 350 applications have now been received for a range of jobs including Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT), multi-skilled operators and supervisors, SCADA operators and other roles.

The jobs were also advertised on relevant websites, in the media and through Jobcentreplus.

The vast majority of the applicants are from Rotherham, followed by Barnsley, then Doncaster, with a handful from Sheffield and Wakefield. 

The £750m development will be commissioned early next year and be fully operational by July 2015.  It is being built by 3SE, a partnership of Shanks Group and SSE on behalf of the BDR Waste Partnership, which manages waste from Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. 

Shanks Contracts Director, Colin Fletcher, said:  “We are delighted with the response, and particularly pleased that the vast majority of applicants are local people.  These are permanent jobs coming to the Dearne Valley and we’re looking forward to getting the full team in place.”