Dunfermline firm set to share 240 new jobs

A global firm is expanding its Scottish workforce and will see the creation of 240 jobs, reports GAIL MILNE.

The oil and gas services and manufacturing firm’s Scottish operations in Bellshill and Dunfermline will benefit from the new jobs.

FMC Technologies’ plans to create 170 jobs at the site in Bellshill and another 70 jobs at their Dunfermline operation, are being supported with £2.5 million of Regional Selective Assistance through Scottish Enterprise.

This announcement will take their total Scottish workforce to almost 1000. The company has approximately 12,500 employees across the world and operates in 16 countries.

President and CEO of FMC Technologies, John Gremp said: “We are delighted to formally announce the creation of 240 positions. Our development of technical capability and talent in Scotland is a result of our continuing relationship with the Scottish Government via Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International.

“We now look to our partners in industry and academia to continue to supply talent not only to our Scottish-based operations, but to our operations globally.”

Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing commented: “This Government is working hard to increase sustainable economic growth across Scotland, and that is why I am delighted that FMC Technologies are expanding their operations in Scotland and creating 240 new jobs.

“This decision is testament to the quality and skills of our workforce in engineering and manufacturing. It’s also down to hard work by our partners at Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International who have built-up an understanding of this business and provided the most relevant support to help the company grow.

“Scotland’s experience in subsea engineering, drilling and fabrication has seen many companies become vital players throughout the world. Investment in this area will continue to sustain innovative companies and thousands of jobs for years to come. This is backed - up by a strong Scottish research sector and the relationship between FMC Technology and Glasgow Caledonian University is a good example of this delivering long term benefits for the Scottish economy.”