ScottishPower launches UK recruitment drive

ScottishPower is planning to recruit at least 1,000 new UK employees in the next year. These workers will be required to construct wind turbines following a string of contract wins. Indeed, the company stated that it secured a record number of green energy infrastructure projects in the first half of this year.

Keith Anderson, ScottishPower CEO, said: "The future of energy in the UK has become a critical issue. Our climate change ambitions, the importance of energy sovereignty and the cost-of-living crisis all point to a need for speed in delivering more green, more secure and more affordable energy.”

Anderson added that the company has established a momentum so far in 2022, which “gives us our biggest ever investment pipeline of green energy assets to help deliver the Government’s energy strategy and net zero for the UK.”

ScottishPower won sixteen energy projects across the offshore, onshore, and solar industries in the UK’s Allocation Round 4 process. In the ScotWind auction in January, the company secured seabed rights for three offshore wind farms totalling 7 GW in capacity: two floating projects and one fixed project.

These roles will be directly employed across all areas of ScottishPower’s businesses and at all stages, from trainees to time served trades and supporting roles”, said ScottishPower in a press release. “The UK supply chain will also see a further boost and potentially thousands more indirect jobs created as the company’s billions of pounds worth of projects advance at pace"