With dozens of jobs up for grabs in 2023, wind turbine installation and servicing specialist, Global Wind Services (GWS) chose AIS Survivex in Newcastle to kick off its first recruitment tour for four years.
The first event took place on 6th December with a second in Manchester on 7th December to showcase the work of GWS and to help the company identify potential future talent for its business, which includes vacancies for 132 wind technicians next year.
Employing around 1,850 people globally, GWS is one of the largest companies in Europe offering onshore and offshore installation and servicing of wind turbines all over the world. The company has several high-profile global wind projects in the pipeline over the next years and requires a regular intake of new employees.
More than 120 aspiring and experienced wind technicians turned up to the Newcastle event with numerous follow-up meetings due to take place in the coming months. As well as people with no experience keen to get into the wind industry, the event attracted experienced wind personnel with skills such as blade inspection and repair, rigging, slinging and electrical expertise.
Martin Doe, Global Recruitment Lead at Global Wind Service UK, said:
“Given our need to increase manpower for 2023 and the years ahead, the North-East was the ideal location to meet experiences technicians, alongside those new to the industry, who have the potential to become GWS employees in the future. The North East’s strong industrial heritage, historical links with oil and gas and fast-growing centre for renewables means it provides the perfect skills-base for our business.
“We’ve worked closely with AIS Survivex as our training partner of choice for many years and it’s a fantastic place to host an event like this. The turnout has been great and we’ve seen a good mix of people. A big thank you to AIS Survivex for organising the event, which has provided a great start to our latest recruitment drive.”
Charlie Guthrie, Head of Renewables at AIS Survivex, said:
“AIS Survivex boasts an excellent track-record in high quality training provision to ensure we help people progress successful careers. We are delighted to help GWS deliver this important recruitment event, which has attracted large numbers of high-quality potential candidates. Hopefully some of these candidates will be chosen to help fuel Global Wind Service’s future plans.”