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13 November 2013, 16:18
The owner of Cambridge Airport, the Marshall Aerospace and, Defence Group, are reviewing employee numbers due to new work "easing back".
Up to 200 jobs are at risk at the group, after the company said after a recent peak in demand, customers priorities are now "easing back to more normal levels."
In a statement to Heart the company said: "Marshall ADG has grown consistently over the last 10 years, including throughout the recession, continuing to invest substantially in our people as well as in new technology and businesses, in support of the changing needs of our customers around the world.
Since 2004 the number of employees at Marshall ADG has grown from 1,800 to 2,200 to meet the delivery requirements of our customers on a range of programmes.
The process of change is ongoing and we must maintain our competitive edge by always adapting our business to match our customers’ evolving requirements.
We constantly review the business, therefore, to ensure that we can remain successful in our chosen markets.
After a period of intense activity to fulfil our customers’ priorities, the peak in our workload, which has lasted for a few years, is now easing back to more normal levels and, regrettably, we have concluded that we will need to reduce the number of employees, at all levels, over the coming year.
A total of up to 200 positions are, therefore, at risk, subject to a full consultation process, which begins today."
The company have told Heart to try to reduce the impact on those who will be affected, they'll be providing advice and support to those looking for other employment opportunities within the company and liaising with other local companies.
Heart's been told before any compulsory redundancies are confirmed, requests for voluntary redundancy will be considered between now and early December.