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A growing distribution and warehousing company based in the Wrexham Industrial Estate has launched a new venture in a bid to help fuel growth and create a host of jobs.

McCarthy Distribution has created a driver training academy, which will see the company pay all training costs to upgrade new recruits in exchange for them signing up to stay on board for at least two years.

The move comes as the company is on track to increase its turnover to £15m after landing a series of lucrative contracts.

Human Resources Administrator Diane Howell said: “Staff retention here is excellent as McCarthy is a great company to work for, but we are growing so there is a constant need to recruit new drivers.

“We set up the academy basically so that we could develop our own, starting with vans, then going to Class 1 level to drive rigid trucks, then articulated trucks.

“The cost of training a driver of a 3.5 tonne van to Class 2 and then Class 1 can be up to £6,000 which is a significant investment from McCarthy so we are asking them to sign a training agreement binding them to the company for at least two years.

Coach Kevin Dandy added: “When I started with a transport company in Chester they gave me three stops in London on day one as we take care of our drivers here and make sure that they know what they are doing.

“We have real top-notch clients at McCarthy, so it’s important that we take care of our team, sending the right candidates and the right people to the site.”

The company aims to create 30 jobs.

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