Scottish Power calls for 1,000 new recruits amid decarbonisation drive

The firm said decarbonising means the green energy industry across the UK needs more than 200,000 new workers.

New recruits have joined clean power giant Scottish Power in droves, amidst a drive to decarbonise across the UK.

The green energy firm is welcoming 1,000 new employees in 2023 alone, with its CEO adding that the sector needs more talent.

“The UK needs to electrify the hell out of everything, and we need more people to help us do it,” CEO Keith Anderson said.

“We need to attract over 1,000 people this year alone, from ecologists to data analysts and everything in between.

“It’s not just engineers, there’s a wealth of careers on offer and one of the biggest challenges we have is to fill these roles.”

Scottish Power highlighted that the drive to decarbonise means the green energy industry across the UK needs more than 200,000 new workers.

Mr Anderson continued: “The energy sector is pumping billions of investments into clean, green UK infrastructure projects – £6m every single day – from onshore and offshore wind and solar farms to the kilometres of electricity networks needed to connect them up.

“It’s decades long investments, if we want the UK to continue to lead and compete on the clean energy world stage and electrify the economy, we need everyone; education, governments and skills bodies, to prioritise green skills and fast track the pipeline of people we need to decarbonise the UK.”

It comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said last month that the energy crisis has highlighted a “clear imperative” to accelerate the transition to net zero and reduce Scotland’s dependence on oil and gas.

Her comments coincided with the publication of the Scottish Government’s draft energy strategy, which set out policies on domestic energy production, a plan to reduce demand and decarbonise the sector.

To find out more about the roles available, visit the Scottish Power careers website.

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