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Lightsource goes on a recruitment drive

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Lightsource has announced plans to create 100 new jobs in 2014 due to continued growth in the commercial PV sector.

Lightsource already employs 160 people and has 80 solar farms providing clean power to over 100,000 UK homes. 

With 25 positions currently available, including engineers, office professionals and asset managers, the company is embarking on ‘Solar Roadshow’ as part of its recruitment drive.

Its new educational workshop and recruitment evenings are also designed to provide local landowners, farmers, businesses and residents with information on solar farms.

Nick Boyle, ceo of Lightsource Renewable Energy, said: “Solar power is one of the UK’s fastest growing industries. Our goal is to have as many people involved in this positive, low carbon sector as possible. Whether it’s benefiting from land rent, fixed price electricity or working to build the farms, there are opportunities to be part of this exciting change in the UK’s economy.”

The ‘Solar Roadshow’ workshops will be held from 5-9pm on:

21st January, Coventry: Koco Community Resource Centre 15 KocoBuilding, Arches Industrial Estate, Coventry, Warwickshire CV1 3JQ
22nd January, Hull: Rainbow Centre, Wheeler Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU3 5QE
23rd January, Blackpool: Cleveleys Community Centre and Church, Kensington Road, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 1ER
24th January, Gloucester: GL3 Community Hub, Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 1HX

Further dates and venues will be announced later in the year.