U.K. builder to add 150 jobs

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Oyster Yachts has begun a recruitment drive to add 150 jobs at three of its facilities, according to the Eastern Daily Press. The company told the paper that the increase in workers will be to keep pace with global demand. It plans to have a total headcount of 420 employees by February 2020.

According to its website, Oyster is looking for laminators, boat builders, joiners, electricians, engineers, and IT personnel. The jobs will be at its facilities in Wroxham, Ashmanhaugh and Southampton.

"This represents a hugely exciting time for Oyster,” CEO Richard Hadida told the paper. “It is wonderful to see the brand returned to its former glory, with a full order book and a dedicated team of people in Wroxham, Southampton and Ashmanhaugh building beautiful sailing yachts, using the best of British craftsmanship.”

Hadida acquired the company in March 2018.


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