Zero emissions transport company Wrightbus is creating up to 300 jobs after winning a string of orders from the UK and Ireland.
The company is also converting 120 existing temporary jobs into permanent positions as it ramps up production at its Ballymena headquarters in Northern Ireland.
Thanks to an incredible period of growth driven by leading hydrogen technology, including the creation of the world’s first hydrogen double decker bus, and a market-leading electric double decker bus.
Wrightbus is on track to have nearly 1,000 permanent employees once the new positions have been filled.
“It’s a fantastic success story, and not one many people would have imagined just a few short years ago,” said managing director Neil Collins. “In the last two years, the company has been bought back from the brink, and reinvigorated. We’ve launched the world’s first hydrogen double decker, we’ve launched the fastest-charging double deck electric bus. We're the only company with both products available in the market place.
Jo Bamford, who has been the driving force behind the changes at Wrightbus added: “We’re continuing to invest not only in employees, but in the technological advances that will keep our buses at the very pinnacle of the industry. I’m proud to say Wrightbus is firmly back in business, creating jobs not just in Northern Ireland but indirectly across the UK - and this is only the start of the recovery.”
Jobs on offer will include coachbuilders, welders, vehicle installation electricians, driveline operatives and factory operatives.