150 jobs created after old Carcraft site purchases

At least 150 jobs are to be created at the old Carcraft site
At least 150 jobs are to be created at the old Carcraft site

More than 150 jobs are set to be created after the former Carcraft site in Tingley was taken over.

Second hand car company AvailableCar announced the purchase of the site, located on Capitol Boulevard off Junction 28 of the M62, on Monday and say they will open for business in January 2016.

Around 500 Morley-based workers were made redundant when Carcraft went into administration in May. Although AvailableCar bosses have said interviews for the newly created jobs have already begun, they have urged former Carcraft employees still looking for jobs to apply for the vacant positions.

AvailableCar chairman Graham Bell said: “Many of our managerial team already live in Yorkshire and have been looking into the former Carcraft site since its closure. It made sense to purchase an already purposefully designed and built car supermarket.”

Work is already underway on a £1m renovation on the site to ensure it is ready for business in the new year, and the company says the premise will accommodate 1,500 vehicles between the values of £3,000 and £23,000.

Coun Jack Dunn (Lab), for Ardsley and Robin Hood said: “This is terrific news. Any local employment is more than welcome and I would hope that the location of the old Carcraft site means it benefits both the Ardsley and Robin Hood and the Morley South wards.”

The vacant jobs cover a vast array of skills and positions, including mechanics, valeters, managers and administration.

Road testers, painters, dent technicians and accountants are also wanted.

AvailableCar was set up in East Midlands in 2001 and already has premises in Nottinghamshire, Birmingham and Leicestershire. This will be the first time the company has opened a site in Yorkshire.

All vacancies can be viewed online at www.AvailableCar.com/current-vacancies/