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September 10, 2020

Staff and students told to self-isolate following two cases of Covid-19

A member of staff at an academy has tested positive – the news comes just days after a student at the same academy tested positive. Around 100 students at JCB Academy in Rocester were told, last week, to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19.

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December 13, 2019

Top apprentice awards for JCB employees

A JCB Design Engineer is the toast of the UK today after winning a national apprentice award. Louise Meredith, aged 21, scooped the title of Higher or Degree Apprentice of the Year at the finals of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) Awards in London recently just weeks after winning the regional final. Louise, a Design Engineer in the Loadall division at JCB World Headquarters, in Rocester, said: “I’m passionate about apprenticeships and undertaking a degree/higher apprenticeship has been a fantastic way to start my career, so to win this national award is just amazing.

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August 29, 2019

Award-winning employee retires

AN AWARD-WINNING employee at a Staffordshire business has retired after more than three decades. JCB has paid tribute to Roy Bamford who has retired after 32 years with the company. Roy, aged 58 of Cheadle, has stepped down as Group Purchasing Manager at JCB World Headquarters, in Rocester.

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July 11, 2019

Record multi-million-pound sale for JCB

A STAFFORDSHIRE business has secured the biggest ever single-sale from a United Kingdom business in the company's 69-year history. JCB, which bases it's headquarters in Rocester, has landed a two-year deal with plant hire corporation Ardent Hire Solutions worth £75 million for 1,100 telescopic handlers. A collection of backhoe loaders, fork lifts and site-dumpers are also included in the agreement.

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April 4, 2019

Piggy banks stolen after raid at pre-school

CHILDREN'S piggy banks are among the items which have been stolen by thieves who targeted a village pre-school. First Steps Pre-School in Rocester was burgled in the early hours of Friday, March 29. Staff at the pre-school were heart-broken to discover later that morning that offender(s) had not only damaged external and internal doors to smash their way into the High Street property, but they also stole petty cash which was to be used for the children's food and they also took seven piggy banks which belonged to the children themselves.

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March 7, 2019

JCB honours long-standing employees

A SPECIAL tribute has been paid to JCB employees who have clocked up more than 1,500 years service between them. A total of 66 long-serving employees were honoured at a VIP lunch and presentation ceremony at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester. At the lunch employees who were celebrating 20, 40 and 45 year service milestones were each given a company gift - ranging from city breaks to designer watches and bracelets - in recognition of their loyalty and commitment to JCB’s success.

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March 7, 2019

JCB celebrates record number of contracts for apprentices

A RECORD-breaking group of JCB apprentices had two reasons to celebrate at the launch of National Apprenticeships Week. A total of 79 apprentices were awarded their apprenticeship certificates on Monday, March 4 at the same time as getting coveted contracts of employment with the Staffordshire-based digger maker. The group is the biggest in the history of JCB to graduate as Level 2 and 3 apprentices in a single year. They received their awards from JCB directors at a special graduation ceremony at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester.

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October 18, 2018

PCSO Sean on new rural beat

A POLICE officer has swapped his regular town centre beat for a new role covering a swathe of rural villages in the area. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sean Elliott, is based at Rocester police post and has been working hard to become a 'familiar face' in the villages on his patch. As well as taking to his pushbike to explore his rural domain, Sean is teaming up with colleague PC Andrea Radford to host a drop-in session at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Cafe this weekend.

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July 5, 2018

JCB plan for new £50m site

DIGGER giant JCB is investing £50million in a new plant at Uttoxeter.

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June 28, 2018

TV star’s test drive at JCB

MOTORING presenter Richard Hammond visited JCB to put the latest machines off the production lines through their paces.

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March 15, 2018

Digger firm to fight problem parking?

SECURITY staff at digger giants JCB could be handed enforcement powers in a bid to crackdown on problem parking in Rocester.

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March 8, 2018

JCB creates 600 jobs to meet unprecedented demand

AROUND 600 jobs are being put up for grabs at JCB as the digger giant battles to meet record worldwide demand.

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