Siemens Gamesa creating 300 new Hull jobs in huge recruitment drive

An event will take place at Hull Central Library on Thursday for those interested to find out more

Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created at Siemens Gamesa in Hull with a large-scale recruitment drive underway.

The firm, known for being a world leader in offshore wind energy, has invested millions into Hull and is now looking to hire up to 300 new staff members – taking their total to over 800 employees. A recruitment drive will be held at the Employment Hub at Hull Central Library, in Albion Street, this Thursday (February 23) for those interested to find out more.

Siemens, which already employs 27,000 people worldwide, is recruiting for various roles in production operatives and warehouse workers at its Alexandra Dock site. This week’s event will give those attending the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about the roles on offer and the chance to find out more from current staff and representatives.

The company is particularly targeting the unemployed, those looking for a career change, veterans and those looking to return to work such as women returners.

Welcoming the recruitment drive, Councillor Paul Drake-Davis, portfolio holder for regeneration at Hull City Council, said: “This is a fantastic initiative organised by the council’s Employment Hub team and Siemens Gamesa.

Andy Sykes, Hull Blade Factory Plant Director for Siemens Gamesa, added: “We have come so far in such a short period of time and to have the opportunity to grow our team to over 800 people shows the important role we are all playing in all our energy futures.”

Those wishing to attend are asked to declare an expression of interest to allow organisers to be aware of estimated attendees, before turning up on the day between 9.30am and 3pm. You can do this by calling Hull City Council’s Employment Hub on 01482 616623.

“Having been on a factory tour of its Alexandra Dock factory, I know first-hand the amazing work which Siemens Gamesa does and continues to do, all whilst supporting Hull’s economy as a key employer in the city. Previous recruitment drives like this have proved extremely popular, with thousands attending the events, so my advice is to declare your interest early so that you don’t miss out.”