ScottishPower have announced that they are planning to recruit at least 1,000 new staff after they have mad a record number of new green energy infrastructure projects this year.
The energy giant won a series of contracts to build wind turbines and they will invest £4bn in 16 projects in offshore and onshore wind and solar farms.
ScottishPower boss Keith Anderson 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.
“The momentum of the first six months of 2022 and our record of achievement now 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.
“As a direct result, we now need at least 1,000 people to join us in new positions over the next 12 months to design, build and operate this green energy infrastructure, and that’s why today we’re issuing our biggest ever call for green recruits right across the country to fulfil our ambitions.”
Alok Sharma, president of the Cop 26 conference said, “Long-term, good quality green jobs are crucial for the UK’s economic recovery and tackling climate change. This green jobs push will help set the direction for the market as we transition to a high-skill, low-carbon economy.”