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Recruits join rapidly expanding mining firm
7:00am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
The latest recruits join the rapidly expanding York Potash team, which now stands at more than 50 full-time employees, many of whom hail from the local area and are performing key roles across a range of departments from communications, IT and finance to project support and administration.
For a company that is committed to ‘zero harm’ for all its staff, the appointment of Gary Ward as health and safety manager is a critical one. He brings significant experience after spending more than ten years in the mining industry working for BHP Billiton and Vale in mineral exploration.
Gary is joined by seven other new recruits – Jacqueline Cartwright, finance assistant; Matt Ross, IT helpdesk; Victoria Hill, project support and documentation management; and Jodie Whitehead and Alison Crawford, personal assistants. All six recruits come from the Scarborough area while Sarah Powell, communications officer; and Rachael Rawson, trainee accountant who are both from the Whitby area, complete the line up.
Matt Parsons, education and skills manager at York Potash, said: “Our new recruits all demonstrate the existing skill sets that already exist in the local area as well as the diverse range of roles that are being created as York Potash expands. We remain committed to recruiting local people wherever possible and will continue to develop training programmes to maximise job opportunities for talented people.”