Plans to recruit 1,000 people to Hull Siemens plant get underway

Prime Minister David Cameron and Michael Suess Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron and Michael Suess Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy PA Wire
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Energy giant Siemens has this morning launched its plans to speed-up support to the recruitment of a 1,000-strong workforce in Hull.

The company revealed for the first time details of a wide range of jobs that will be available as a result of its investment in world-class wind turbine blade manufacturing and associated facilities in the city.

A small number of the jobs are available now, but most will be advertised later this year and in 2016. The company said it wanted to give potential applicants a clear picture of future vacancies at the earliest opportunity.

Siemens has worked with Hull City and East Riding Councils and Job Centre Plus to publish the comprehensive jobs information on a new Siemens careers section of the Green Port Hull website, which is managed by the council.

A wide range of jobs in the blade factory, engineering and managerial functions are listed, with details of the skills, experience and behaviours Siemens is looking for. Potential applicants can see details of the recruitment processes involved for each position and the rewards the jobs offer. Information about warehouse roles will be added later this year.

Carolyn Woolway, Siemens’ Head of Human Resources for the Hull project, said: “We want people to have clarity, at the earliest opportunity, about the types of roles, skill sets and experience we are looking for so, if necessary, they can be proactive about upskilling themselves to fit the requirements.

“So, if a person does want to work for us and there is a specific job they are interested in, there will be time for them to enhance their skills or look at whatever other support there may be available to put them in the best possible position to apply for the role.

“We believe giving people early visibility of these positions will be helpful to potential candidates, but we are also appealing for people to be patient. The recruitment process will take time because of the volume of jobs involved and our determination to manage the process thoroughly to ensure we get the very best recruits and applicants have the best possible opportunity to work with us.”

Siemens stressed it was fully committed to employing as many local people as possible and said applicants would be expected to live locally or commit to relocate into the area.

The first major phase of recruitment is scheduled for later this year when Siemens expects to advertise around 250 operative and team leader positions for the blade factory. A significant number of these will undergo periods of training in Aalborg, Denmark, where Siemens has a blade manufacturing facility.

People who are interested in opportunities with Siemens in the city can register their interest via the link above or on the Siemens website at: www.siemens.co.uk/hulljobs.