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.
Businesses based on land earmarked for the new £80m Siemens wind turbine factory have been relocated - providing hope the company will still come to the area.
The relocation of firms off Alexandra Dock in East Hull is just one of the measures being put into place ahead of an expected final decision by the global engineering giant early in the New Year.
After the publication of the Government's Energy Bill last week, the company said its plans for the Hull facility remained "on track".
The University of Lincoln, and the University of Sheffield have been named as two of Siemens' principal partner universities.
The status is to honour their working relationships and to acknowledge their goals to develop future engineering graduates and encourage research and innovation.
Siemens has been given the go-ahead to build a renewable energy hub in Hull, but says it has struggled to find capable apprentices.
The company has had over 1,000 applications for 37 apprenticeships at its UK energy service division. However, they say many of the candidates' core educational skills were not good enough.
The roles were at Siemens wind power training school in Newcastle.
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.
Hull City Council planning committee will discuss the development of a wind turbine manufacturing site.Read the full story ›
Siemens and the University of Lincoln will be visited by the Minister for Skills today. MP John Hayes will be looking at how the two are working together to provide apprenticeships in engineering.