Jobs boost for Queensferry

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JOBSEEKERS in Queensferry are set for a major jobs boost with the arrival of Traffic Scotland to the town.

Traffic Scotland’s new purpose-built control centre in Queensferry is set to open this spring and next week they are to launch a recruitment drive for staff.

Locals are being invited to attend an exclusive, one-off recruitment open day at their control centre, based within the new contact and education centre at Ferrymuir Gait.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 6, between noon and 7pm.

The event is an opportunity to learn more about working with Amey, who will manage the centre, and get a first look at the facility which is due to open in the months ahead.

Initially there are nine jobs up for grabs, ranging from management to control room operational staff, but more could be in the pipeline.

A spokeswoman for Traffic Scotland said: “Most of the staff will be moving through from Glasgow, but the service will be expanding and as the business develops, further opportunities in maintenance, data services and design will become available.”

Potential candidates will be given an insight into the variety of full time, permanent roles that will be available, be able to submit their CVs and speak directly to employees currently working in both front line and office-based roles across disciplines such as operations, maintenance, data services and design.

David Murphy, account manager with Amey said: “We are delighted to offer Queensferry residents a unique opportunity to learn more about working for Amey and gain a valuable insight into the roles that will shortly be available within our new, local state-of-the-art facility.

“We hope that this recruitment day will reinforce Amey’s drive and commitment to providing much needed employment and training opportunities within the communities in which we live, visit and work.”

Stein Connelly, Traffic Scotland’s operator manager added: “These roles provide excellent opportunities for job seekers to become part of a vital service in our control centre and is a further example of how the Scottish Government’s investment in transport is supporting jobs.

“The Traffic Scotland service is an integral part of Transport Scotland’s day-to-day management of the nation’s major A class roads and motorways. This 24/7, 365 day a year operation is at the heart of keeping Scotland moving and providing the public with essential traffic and travel information.”

Diane Brown, project manager of Queensferry Ambition, who recently helped co-ordinate the Job Club Information event in the town, said this week: “We had over 35 people who are currently out of work attend our club last week but there are many more people who are unemployed in Queensferry and the surrounding area. This is a great boost for those looking for employment.”

For real time updates on the open day please follow @TrafficScotland on Twitter. To learn more about careers with Amey visit