Terex Trucks welcomes new recruits

Supported enterprise helps find jobs


Global manufacturer of off-road haulers, Terex Trucks, is firmly in the driving seat after recruiting two new members of staff from our Supported Enterprise Service.

Gary Whitehouse (37), from Coatbridge and Darryl Crichton (25), from New Stevenson, are both now settling into their new roles as environmental operatives within the Quality, Safety, Health and Environmental department at Terex Trucks' Motherwell factory.

Supported enterprise provides a supported employment service for people with disabilities, and those facing challenging barriers, to gain employment.

Following an open day event hosted by North Lanarkshire Council, Paul Hudson, Managing Operations Director, met with supported enterprise staff. Paul was passionate about the initiative from the start and quickly arranged interviews and site visits for potential candidates. This prompted him to recruit two new employees.

"We pride ourselves in matching the right person to the right job, and based on the job roles available at Terex Trucks, Gary and Darryl were a perfect match," explained Gail McKee, Supported Employment Co-ordinator. "Following an initial work trial, they were both offered a three month fixed-term contract - both are progressing well and have seen their contracts extended.

"We're once again delighted to be involved with such a respected local employer and would encourage other businesses, both large and small, to find out more about recruiting from us. There's lots of benefits, including saving on advertising costs and filling vacancies with motivated employees, as well as enlisting an experienced job coach who provides support to both employee and employer.

"We currently work with over 100 local businesses, with many recruiting from us more than once. We'd encourage more local businesses to get in touch and find out more about our Supported Enterprise Service and how we can help."

Gary said: "Getting a job at Terex Trucks saved my life in so many ways. It gave me a purpose to my days and made me feel valued. I never thought I'd feel this way again after my brain injury. The job is so perfect for me and the staff are amazing. My mum and I can't thank the service enough for all they have done. She is so proud of me and doesn't worry about my future now."

Terex Trucks mentor, Karen Anne Duffy, added: "Darryl and Gary have settled into their new roles and department well, and have quickly picked up the tasks that have been assigned to them. They both have a very positive attitude to work and a strong work ethic; they are a good asset to the QSHE team. We are now starting to expand and develop the role to add in new duties and responsibilities and to assist in development of their skills."

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