Thirty-eight AKT engineers 'at risk of redundancy' according to parent company White Young Green

Around 16% of staff at engineer Adams Kara Taylor are facing redundancy after being told their jobs are at risk.

The firm completed a consultation with staff on 4 March and identified 38 roles that were “at risk of redundancy”, parent company White Young Green (WYG) said. The individuals affected are now going through a further two week consultation.

WYG axed 235 jobs in the last six months of 2008 and has said more will follow this year. Outgoing chairman Peter Wood has indicated the firm is planning cuts in its Irish and its engineering divisions.

The engineer, which warned it may breach its banking covenant last month, bought Adams Kara Taylor for £10.5m in November 2006.