- Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Responsible for swiftly and safely reacting to breakdowns on a broad range of equipment around the plant
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- Ashford, Kent
Planning and execution of all activities and to develop and conduct appropriate procedures of company equipment, processes, products and systems.
- Recruiter: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
- Totnes, Devon
- Up to £30,000 p.a. + benefits
Control Systems Engineer, with 1+ years industry experience to join our innovative, growing business. Degree qualified. Good salary + benefits
- Recruiter: Argand Solutions Ltd
- London (Greater)
- £26,000 - £30,000 basic salary + target bonus
Technical Sales: Are you an enthusiastic sales or account executive with a can do attitude?
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Birstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire
- £23k – 29k plus excellent benefits
Would you like to start a career at Mars as Electrical Technician?
- Recruiter: Mars Pet Care
- LE5 5LZ, Leicester
We are looking for an electrical design engineer who can provide expertise to support the engineering team.
- Recruiter: Cressall Resistors Limited
- Stevenage, Hertfordshire
These roles encompass the development of knowledge and skills in each of the relevant skill areas
Carrying out manufacturing and test tasks within the electrical department
This is an excellent opportunity to join the UK Manufacturing team as it embarks on building a new production facility
- Stevenage, Hertfordshire
An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Manager to lead the Manufacturing Operations and Logistics teams within the Manufacturing workshops
UK green energy sector employs more than 30,000
The UK's green energy sector directly employs more than 18,000 full time staff, a new industry report has found.
The review published by trade body RenewableUK also found that nearly 16,000 people are indirectly employed as a result of the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, in businesses which supply products and services to the sector.
The number of people working in the sector has increased by 74 per cent since 2010 when RenewableUK conducted its original "working for a green Britain and Northern Ireland" study into employment in the wind, wave and tidal power industries.
The number of employees working in the offshore wind industry alone has more than doubled from 3,151 in 2010 to 6,830 in 2013, the updated report shows. With 18,465 full time people directly employed in wind, wave and tidal power and 15,908 indirect jobs, the sector supports more than 34,300 jobs across the UK.
RenewableUK's chief executive Maria McCaffery said: "Today's report clearly demonstrates how the wind, wave and tidal industries are creating jobs and growth for the economy.
"There are tens of thousands of people employed in skilled jobs the length and breadth of the country building a world-leading industry in the UK and providing clean, reliable energy."
People are employed in construction and installation, planning and development, support services, operations and maintenance and manufacturing and RenewableUK claimed more than 70,000 new jobs could be created in the next decade with the right support, almost half of which would be in offshore wind.
The study showed that 91 per cent of people employed in the sector were UK citizens, and a fifth were women, a lower proportion than in technical and professional occupations but higher than the power sector overall.
It also shows that small and medium sized businesses are key to the renewable power sectors, with 80 per cent of all employers in wind, wave and tidal industries employing fewer than 250 people and more than half (56 per cent) employing fewer than 25.
McCaffery added: "If the UK gets this right, our wind, wave and tidal industries could employ more than 70,000 people over the next decade. The offshore wind sector alone could be employing nearly 45,000 workers in the 2020s. As an industry we are truly creating jobs out of fresh air."
But she warned that further growth should not be taken for granted. The report assesses growth prospects in different scenarios and if there were low deployment of new renewables, offshore wind could actually see a reduction in jobs.
"To really harness the economic benefits of our technologies we must ensure that there is certainty for industry,” she said. "Certainty on future levels of deployment of wind, wave and tidal energy over the next decade will enable firms to invest in the right people and the right skills, and ensure we maximise the number of green collar jobs we create as we transform our electricity system."
"Read about the key issues that are getting people talking, from the UK's flood defences and doping in sport to the dirty tricks of cyber criminals"
- US readies missile defence systems against North Korean rocket launch
- Artificial liver microbioreactor helps replace animal testing
- Obama wants oil tax to fund driverless cars and green transport
- Power challenge offers £2000 prize to electronics researchers
- Honda forced to recall 5.7m cars with faulty airbags
- Contact lenses become computer screens with new polymer coating
- Bluetooth and the Internet of Things: Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG
- World’s largest off-shore wind farm to be built in Yorkshire
- Ground-penetrating radar spies on wombat colonies
- Nuclear fusion experiment launched in Germany
- Hack-proof RFID chip makes identity theft impossible