Major jobs boost as expansion begins

Leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aesica, is creating up to 100 new jobs at its Queenborough, UK, facility between now and 2015 as the site prepares for significant expansion.

The jobs will support the company’s growth and are a welcome employment boost for the local community. They will be created during a phased recruitment drive, which will begin in the next couple of months.

As part of its workforce expansion, Aesica is also looking for talented students and candidates with a manufacturing background, who are keen to pursue a career or apprenticeship in the pharmaceutical industry.

Aesica will be unveiling more about its plans to local dignitaries, schools and organisations driving economic growth in Kent, at an open day on Thursday, July 5. This will also enable those interested in a career in pharmaceuticals to drop in to speak to Aesica personnel about the career opportunities on offer. Aesica is looking to fill 50 of the 100 posts in the run up to the expansion, with the additional 50 following as the expansion is completed.

Simon Clough, Managing Director, Aesica Formulated Products, said: “This is an exciting time for Aesica and the local community. Not only are we growing as a business, we’re also creating up to 100 new jobs which is a fantastic boost for the region’s economy.
“As a long-standing local employer with plans to grow globally, we’re also looking to bring young apprentices on board, which we believe will not only strengthen the business but also reaffirm our commitment to youth employment in the Isle of Sheppey and Kent.
“This open day is an ideal opportunity to involve the local community in our plans and what they will mean to this area; for potential employees to find out about the opportunities on offer; and to raise awareness amongst students about the prospect of a stimulating career in the pharmaceutical industry with Aesica.”

The expansion plans follow the opening of the £3m Potent Manufacturing Facility last year, which has significantly extended the company’s capabilities in manufacturing and packaging medication for eight of the world’s ten most successful pharmaceutical brands.

Gordon Henderson MP said: “I am delighted to hear that Aesica is investing yet further in its Queenborough facility and creating much-needed new jobs in the process. This is a major boost for the area and backs up the company’s commitment to the facility.”

Mayor of Swale, Cllr Pat Sandle, said: “Since acquiring the site, Aesica has constantly looked to invest and this latest announcement that it is expanding and creating jobs is excellent news. The company is a major regional employer and as the area’s local council, we will do everything we can to support it during this latest phase of expansion.”


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