AN Aberdeenshire marine equipment specialist has launched a major recruitment drive following a year that has already seen its numbers swell by more than 50 per cent.
Over the last 12 months, Motive Offshore, which is based in Boyndie, Banff, has expanded its workforce from 32 to 65.
The organisation manufactures and hires modern marine equipment, including winches and associated lifting equipment, to the highest standards in line with industry demand.
Motive Offshore has announced it is set to further grow its workforce by an additional 20 members of staff – a quarter of whom will be brought in on modern apprenticeships.
Managing director at Motive Offshore, James Gregg, said: “We launched less than three years ago and I am delighted that we have quickly been able to cultivate a reputation for providing reliable products and services, which meet the demands of our clients.
“Indeed, the rate in which Motive Offshore has, and continues to grow has been phenomenal and this has made it imperative that we continue to expand our workforce.
“Motive Offshore is committed to developing many of its staff through modern apprenticeships and we work closely with Banff and Buchan College to help young talent progress.
“We already have nine apprentices and we are looking forward to recruiting a further five to our team.
“Ultimately, our philosophy is that if we invest in our staff, we are in a far stronger position to offer superior service to our clients.”
Twenty-one year-old apprentice machinist, Adam Gordon, is in his third year of a modern apprenticeship: “Motive Offshore and all the staff are really supportive and you can see that they take great pride in helping to develop apprentices.
“I spend the majority of my time in the workshop but also attend Banff and Buchan College one day per week, so I feel that I am getting a really well rounded apprenticeship.
“The working atmosphere is really friendly and as a result I am really enjoying my apprenticeship.”
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