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The first job created by SeAH Wind at their mammoth £300million offshore wind manufacturing factory has today (20 May) opened to applications.
The HR Manager role will lead the recruitment of other staff for the site, which will see up to 750 jobs created over the next few years as the factory becomes fully operational.
SeAH Wind’s facility at Teesworks will be the world’s biggest plant producing monopiles that form the foundations of offshore wind turbines.
As the first point of contact for all UK staff, the HR Manager will have the responsibility of establishing and managing a full HR service, including staff development, performance monitoring, the development of company policies and training plans.
Construction is due to start in July on the 40-metre-tall, 1.13million sq ft building, which will sit on a 90-acre site adjacent to Teesworks’ £107million heavy-lift South Bank Quay. During construction 1,500 good-quality, well paid-jobs will be created on-site and in the supply chain.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “This advert marks the start of a massive employment drive for SeAH’s new factory, which will see hundreds of good-quality, well-paid jobs available for local workers.
“SeAH has already engaged almost 200 local firms to find out how they can get on board with construction, boosting amazing local companies across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool and helping them to grow – now it’s recruiting in earnest to get its facility up and running.
“It’s important to remember that this is just one of the transformative projects taking place at Teesworks right now and there are many more in the pipeline. Backed by our investments, projects and the Teesside Freeport, the UK’s biggest and first to be operational, we’ll soon be seeing thousands more jobs up for grabs.
“Teesworks Skills Academy is also on hand to connect people with the present and future opportunities on the site, to make sure no one misses out in securing a great career in the cleaner, healthier and safer industries that are being pioneered in our region.”
David Jack, Sales and Business Development Manager at SeAH Wind said: “SeAH Wind is committed to securing local Tees Valley talent and expertise at every stage. All mighty lakes start with one drop, as with the start of SeAH Wind’s recruitment in the Tees Valley area it represents a key milestone as we begin to make real our exiting plans on the South Bank.
“This role will be crucial in kick-starting our wider recruitment process over the next few years and is a fantastic chance to help shape the workforce and culture at our new facility. We’re looking for someone who is diligent and knowledgeable with a track record of delivering in HR. If you think you fit the bill, please apply, but there will be more opportunities coming soon.”
Cllr Mary Lanigan, leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This is the first stepping stone in employing a workforce which will drive forward this clean, renewable energy facility. Anyone interested in future vacancies, who may need some support to secure a good job can utilise the Teesworks Skills Academy, as hundreds then thousands of positions gradually become available in our area.”
Jacob Young, MP for Redcar, said: “These latest job opportunities at Teesworks are just the beginning.
“Clearly, huge projects on the scale of Teesworks take time to come to fruition, but it is very encouraging to know that SeAH is already engaging with hundreds of local firms to help with construction, supply chain and recruitment to get its facility up and running.
“Our plan for Teesworks is a radical success. Construction is underway, investment is pouring in, the jobs are coming - and they're coming now.
“SeAH Wind is committed to securing local Tees Valley talent and expertise - that could be you. Don't hesitate, apply now.”