Jobseekers are queuing up to meet a dozen hiring businesses and forge new career paths in the new Recruitment Zone at the Solar & Storage Live exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham. By far the biggest entry in the industries’ calendar, over 20,000 people are expected to attend over 17-19 October.
Sponsored by SSE Renewables and making its debut at the industry’s largest annual event, the zone was organised by Solar Energy UK to help meet the overwhelming need for more staff to join the fast-growing solar and energy storage industries.
Hundreds of roles
Major businesses recruiting for over a hundred roles at the zone include sponsor SSE Renewables, GivEnergy, British Solar Renewables, GivEnergy, Longi, Midsummer, Myenergi and REPT. They are seeking to fill vacancies for quantity surveyors, training coordinators, contract managers, software engineers, sales managers, business development managers, high voltage power engineers and a wide variety of other such roles.
“We need to double the rate of solar power deployment to meet the Government’s capacity target of 70 gigawatts by 2035. That means creating tens of thousands of skilled and highly paid jobs, which will deliver cheap power, improved energy security and vital decarbonisation. Coming to the Recruitment Zone at Solar & Storage Live is the best way to get your foot on the ladder,” said Sturge Mazzocchi, Head of Partnerships and Business Development at Solar Energy UK, who led on the creation and development of the zone.
All jobs advertised at Recruitment Zone are be applied for digitally via LinkedIn on large displays, so applicants should ensure that their profiles on the site fully reflect their experience, qualifications and skills. Applicants can also book meetings with hiring businesses via the Swapcard app.
Chris Stewart, Marketing Manager at SSE Renewables said: “SSE are really excited to be here today as official sponsors of the Recruitment Zone, the first of its kind at the event. It’s so important that we collaborate as an industry to bring more skills, to expand and to grow. We have ambitious targets to meet – in order to do so, we have to bring talent into the industry.”