The very first jobs at Siemens at the Green Port Hull project have been advertised.
The global energy giant is now recruiting for the positions of Personal Assistant and Quantity Surveyor at the wind turbine production and installation facilities it is building at sites in Hull and Paull.
The positions will form part of the Hull project team tasked with driving the construction and development of the project forward.
Eventually, 1,000 jobs will be created, with more to follow in the supply chain.
We are pleased to confirm that we have started our initial recruitment for a small number of locally based roles to support the core Siemens project team in Hull. We are committed to supporting local job creation and will work with local agencies and partners as part of our long term recruitment process.
Our development plans in Hull and Paull form part of an overall programme of works over coming months and years. Our recruitment needs will reflect these phases. The current phase of works is focused in the main on Alexandra Dock construction works through our port partner Associated British Ports. Siemens' needs at present are focused on roles within our core planning team. We look forward to working more closely with the local community and businesses as our project progresses.
Government plans to increase subsidies for offshore wind power in favour of onshore wind farms have been welcomed by renewables experts. Sam Pick from the Renewables Network says up until now, the strike price hasn't been high enough to attract the investment needed.
The news of a €1b windfarm off the East Yorks coast has been welcomed by business leaders. DONG Energy want to locate thirty-five wind turbines in the North Sea, five miles east of Hull.
Siemens will build the turbines, providing a further boost for their plans to build a £200m facility on Alexandra Dock in Hull, creating a green port. Both projects have the potential for hunderds of jobs.
A Siemens factory is being planned for the city's Alexandra Dock - and will create 700 jobs if it goes ahead. The council says the scheme should go ahead but the Environment Agency has objected to the plans saying they may result in Hull, Grimsby and Immingham facing an increased risk of flooding.