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Astra Recruitment lands major contract win

The contract with CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd means Astra will be looking to recruit up to 50 new employees for permanent positions at Drakelands Tungsten mine, near Hemerdon.

Offering services to most sectors of the civil engineering industry across the UK, CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd create jobs in infrastructure. The project with Wolf Minerals at Drakelands will be to recruit highly skilled workers who can shift ore into the Tungsten processing plant.

Ordinarily jobs within the construction sector are often short-term contracted positions however, the jobs which Astra will be recruiting for are permanent positions for up to 5 years which is massive boost for the local economy.

Heading up the recruitment is Astra Recruitment director, Carol McGeary, who says of the contract, “We are delighted that Astra has been awarded the recruitment project for CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd. It is a landmark win for us following closely on from the project we have completed for Wolf Minerals, but also for people in the South West and further afield. The jobs that will be available will offer competitive salaries for permanent positions and security for 5 years. The value of these jobs to the local economy is worth over &pound1.1 million and continues to demonstrate the importance of the mine to Plymouth as a whole."

Niall Fraser, director C A Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd, says of the contract with Astra, “C A Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd are pleased to be working with Astra Recruitment on this prestigious local project. Following Astra’s work with Wolf Minerals Blackwell are keen to maintain a consistent approach to the recruiting process.”


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