ScottishPower to recruit 1,000 in green jobs drive

ScottishPower announced it is launching its biggest ever recruitment drive — with at least 1,000 new jobs to be filled in the next 12 months.

The announcement follows a record number of green energy infrastructure projects secured by the company in the first half of 2022.

The new roles will be directly employed across all areas of ScottishPower’s businesses and at all stages, from trainees to time served trades and supporting roles.

ScottishPower is owned by Bilbao-based green energy giant Iberdrola.

ScottishPower CEO 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.

“These three critical needs are not in conflict with each other and, given our unique position in the UK as the only integrated energy company investing in renewables, electricity grids and helping homes to decarbonise, ScottishPower is an engine for growth across the communities we serve.

“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 twelve 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.”