Green Port starts job hunt

Siemens has revealed details of the renewable energy jobs that will be available at wind turbine blade manufacturing and associated facilities at Green Port Hull.


The company said it wanted to give potential applicants a clear picture of future vacancies at the earliest opportunity.


A small number of the jobs are available now, but most will be advertised later this year and in 2016.


Siemens expects to advertise around 250 operative and team leader positions for the blade factory, adding that a large number of these people will undergo periods of training at the company’s blade manufacturing facility in Aalborg in Denmark.


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.


Jobs in the blade factory, engineering and managerial functions are listed, with details of the skills, experience and behaviours the company is looking for.


Potential applicants can see details of the recruitment processes involved for each position and the rewards the jobs offer. Siemens said information about warehouse roles will be added later this year.


Siemens head of human resources for the Hull project Carolyn Woolway 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.”


Siemens said it was 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 company already employs around 25 people in Hull in project management, wind turbine commissioning and stores positions. Almost all of the operational roles made available so far have gone to local people, it said.


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