Havant MP finds out about firm’s jobs plans

Havant MP David Willetts meets employees at Eaton
Havant MP David Willetts meets employees at Eaton
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A POWER management company in Havant has been visited by MP David Willetts after the announcement it is creating 100 new jobs.

Mr Willetts, who is also minister for universities and science, toured Eaton’s manufacturing plant.

The MP took the time to meet staff on the factory floor and learn more about the company’s £2.4m programme that will create 100 additional jobs at the plant over the next five years.

During the visit, Mark Foreman, plant manager of the Havant facility, told the minister that since announcing the programme in April, four new appointments have already been made.

The new employees are helping to reduce wait times on X20 pump products by approximately half of current industry standards.

They will also help to ensure 100 per cent on-time delivery of preferred parts for this range.

Mr Willetts said: ‘It’s great to see another successful business in Havant with confidence in the future and plans to take on more staff.’

He also took time to speak with apprentices from Eaton’s graduate programme.

The apprentices at Havant form part of Eaton’s strategy for skills in engineering, including manufacturing and product engineering.

Each apprentice is completing their higher national certificate through the scheme, with Eaton covering the costs of the HNC.

In 2013, Eaton had sales of $22bn (£13bn).