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New Jobs Created to Meet Worldwide Customer Demand for WFEL Bridges

Oct 2021

Welding Personnel at WFEL

Significant contract wins and export orders lead to expansion and new job creation for WFEL

WFEL, a leading worldwide supplier of military bridging equipment, is creating a number of new jobs at our site in Heaton Chapel, to meet demand for our military bridges, both in the UK and overseas.

Affectionately known by both current and past employees as 'Fairey's' in recognition of our heritage name of Fairey Engineering - WFEL is particularly well known for the precision engineering of Military Bridging systems, which have already been supplied to more than 40 Armies around the world. The bridges are manufactured from military-grade lightweight aluminium, specially manufactured for WFEL, allowing them to be quickly deployed, which is a necessity when used in areas of flooding and other natural disasters.

The new jobs immediately available incorporate a number of Supervisory roles, as well as Production and Machine Shop personnel including Welders and Fitters, to work on the manufacture of our DSB Dry Support Bridges, which are the longest non-reinforced bridges of their class anywhere in the world.

WFEL offers long-term employment opportunities and more details on the individual vacancies can be found on our WFEL web site: https://www.wfel.com/page/wfel-careers/1021