Siemens Starts New Recruitment Round in Hull
Siemens has advertised new 140 production operative positions within the packing, finishing and service functions at its site on Hull’s Alexandra Dock. New roles for a Finance Manager, Purchasing Manager & LEAN Specialist have also been advertised.
“This is our next big recruitment push, with these roles scheduled to be filled from December up to the end of March 2017,” Jason Speedy, Siemens’ Hull Blade Factory Director, said.
“We’re delighted with the amazing team we’re assembling and would encourage anyone who would like to come on board, but hasn’t yet applied, to take this opportunity. We’re also pleased to be delivering on our pledge to employ overwhelmingly from the local area and that focus will be maintained as we continue our recruitment.”
With partner Associated British Ports (ABP), Siemens is investing GBP 310 million in Hull to create a centre for offshore wind manufacturing, assembly and logistics in Hull’s largest ever inward investment.
The centerpiece of the investment, the wind turbine blade factory, is now partly operational with further production areas coming on stream by the end of the year. Development of the full Alexandra Dock site, including a new harbour for pre-assembly and load out of wind turbine components, will continue into 2017.
Siemens said well over 90% of employees hired so far live within a 30-mile radius of Hull and 10% of recruits were women, higher than in similar manufacturing and engineering environments where the proportion of female employees is typically below 5%. Siemens also said it hopes to increase this percentage during the remaining phases of recruitment.
The company has received 22,000 applications for jobs in Hull but the company’s Hull Head of Human Resources Carolyn Woolway urged potential applications not to be discouraged by the exceptionally high levels of interest.
Around 650 people have now been employed by Siemens in Hull or will join the company within the next few weeks, with more due to be employed in roles where recruitment is already in progress.
Potential candidates can find details of the new positions here.