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New JCB engines create 50 jobs at East Midlands factory

Factory workers and managers have unveiled their new JCB430 Dieselmax engine at their factory on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border.

The engine will start rolling off the new production line after a £31 million investment at the company's plant near Foston.

The new engine production line has created 50 new jobs at the factory with a further 350 to follow by 2022 across JCB's UK operations.

Sam Grief will be involved in testing and development. Credit: ITV News Central / Peter Bearne

One of the 50 new posts created is for Sam Grief from Willington in Derbyshire.

After a three year apprenticeship he's now secured a full time job with the company. He will be involved in the testing and development of the new engine.

Production line for the new JCB engine. Credit: ITV News Central / Peter Bearne