Sacked Wolverton works staff invited to apply for jobs

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The new owners of the Wolverton rail works are now actively recruiting – just weeks after more than 120 staff were made redundant from the site.

Under the management of Railcare, more than 150 jobs were axed at the company’s two depots at Wolverton and Springburn in Glasgow after the business went into administration.

After weeks of negotiations and uncertainty for the remaining workers of the two sites, German giant Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems eventually acquired the rail vehicle component and overhaul business of Railcare and formed a new company called Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Limited.

And that company is now looking to recruit skilled workers to join its operation, in line with its plans for expansion to grow the business and “better serve the needs of UK train operators”.

A spokesman for Knorr-Bremse told the Citizen that those people made redundant from the Wolverton works during the summer are being invited to apply for positions, but he couldn’t say how many jobs were available.

Hanna Hammond, the company’s human resources director, said: “Knorr-Bremse RailServices currently has some 200 employees with, between them, a huge amount of skill and experience in major train maintenance, overhaul and upgrade projects.

“We are building on that team by seeking to recruit a variety of people who can further enhance and strengthen the rail services proposition.

“We want to create a business that can offer customers an unrivalled level of service and expertise in this area of rail operations.”