Multinational conglomerate Siemens AG has revealed details about the 1,000 new jobs that will be available as a result of its investment in composite wind turbine blade manufacturing and associated facilities in Hull, England.
With partner Associated British Ports (ABP), Siemens is investing 310 million pounds ($477.3 million) in the Hull project.
A small number of the jobs for the facilities at Alexandra Dock are available now, but most will be advertised later this year and in 2016.
The first major phase of recruitment is scheduled for later this year when Siemens expects to advertise around 250 operating 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 composite blade manufacturing facility.
Siemens will hold careers days in the fall when people seeking jobs with the company can find out more about the opportunities available. Siemens stressed people would need to register to attend, with online registration available via the Green Port Hull website starting in August.
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.”