MEA Mayor welcomes announcement of new jobs for Ballymena
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has welcomed the news that Wrightbus will be creating over 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Ballymena.
The Ballymena based bus building company is set to employ 46 new members of production and office staff, including coachbuilders, spray painters, welders, electrical engineers, technicians, accountants, sales staff and a project manager. Nineteen of the positions will be apprenticeships, giving a boost to opportunities for young people in the region.
Mayor Councillor, Peter Johnston said:
“These jobs will provide a significant boost to the local economy. It will generate a range of employment opportunities especially for our young people with the creation of nineteen apprenticeship positions.
“As a Council we are proud to be working closely with Wrightbus on a strategic and long-term vision to establish Ballymena as a ‘hydrogen hub’ as we position the Mid and East Antrim Borough as a key component of the government’s green energy revolution.
“By capitalising on the world leading expertise in clean energy which exists within our Borough, and the commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive and UK Government to reduce net carbon emissions, we feel Mid and East Antrim will be rightly recognised as a major player in renewable resources in the coming decades which will bring with it a range of job opportunities and apprenticeships in the future.”