The Midlands jobs that need you during coronavirus pandemic

While many people have been made unemployed across the region as a result of the coronavirus, there are still a range of companies who are desperately looking for workers to help out during this difficult time.

This includes a range of Supermarkets in the Midlands, where hundreds of people have already been putting themselves forward to help the shops cope with the surge in demand for goods and to replace staff who are ill or isolating.

Daniel O'Toole is the Chief Executve of a retail support company has been speaking to ITV Central about the increase in people who want to help.

Here is a list of other companies that require urgent help in the region:

Network Rail

Network Rail are appealing for former professional signallers in the East Midlands to help keep trains moving during the coronavirus outbreak.

Signallers make sure that the railway operates safely and efficiently which is vital during this time as the railway network allows key workers to travel to work.

Any former professional signallers interested in helping to keep trains moving should email

"Signallers are crucial to keep the railway open and we need more former workers to help us provide back-up if some of our staff can't come to work. Full re-training will be given."

Chris Gee, Head of Operations (Eastern region) for Network Rail
Network Rail have vacancies at the control centre and at signal boxes in the East Midlands. Credit: PA Images.

Social Care and Support Workers

Nottinghamshire County Council is recruiting a huge team of temporary social care and support workers.

More than 100 of these workers are needed as soon as possible to work around the county to provide vital social care to older and disabled people.

People must be DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked as well as fit and well. No experience is needed as training will be provided.

Click here to find out more.

Nottingham County Council are recruiting 100 social care and support workers. Credit: PA Images.

Branston Potato Supplier

Lincoln-based potato supplier Branston has announced a recruitment drive for temporary jobs at its' factory, to accommodate the country's increased demand for potatoes.

The potato supplier has created a range of new roles, including team leaders, machine operatives, forklift truck drivers and engineers.

They say they want to keep the nation supplied with potatoes during this time of need, which have always been a "staple of the British diet".

Click here for more information.

"So many businesses have been impacted and many people have been laid off from their jobs so we're hoping we might be able to help, at least in the short term."

James Truscott, Managing Director at Branston
The Managing Director at Branston has described potatoes as the Credit: PA Images.

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