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Over 50% of Scottish renewable energy firms hiring

9 Mar 14  | Recruitment News


A new survey has found that there is a bright future for the Scottish renewable energy sector, according to bbc.co.uk.

The research, which was commissioned by industry body Scottish Renewables, involved the questioning of 540 firms from the sector. It found that 54 per cent of those questioned said that they are planning to employ more staff in the next 12 months. This is five per cent extra than last year.

The data also showed that there are currently 11,700 people working full-time in the industry.

Talking about the results, Joss Blamire, senior policy manager for Scottish Renewables, told theengineer.co.uk: 'These latest figures show the renewables industry has seen steady growth in the number of people being employed despite an uncertain year."

She continued: "The breadth of job opportunities for project managers, ecologists and engineers has led to a wide range of people seeing renewable energy as a sector where they can use their skills and training."

Glasgow and the north east of Scotland were among the regions which were said to be employing the most people, according to the survey.

Forty-two per cent of companies who were questioned said that their employment figures would remain unchanged in the next 12 months, whereas just 1.6 per cent predicted a fall in their number of staff.  
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