Centrica Plans to Hire Ex-Forces People for its Green Energy Initiative
Centrica, the energy giant, has announced plans to hire 500 former soldiers, sailors, and airmen as engineers by the end of 2023.
Jobs will be across British Gas and the wider group to assist in the transition to net-zero.
The first intake of ex-forces trainee gas engineers has begun their 42-week training, providing the company with a template recruiting programme that can scale up later in the year.
Veterans Minister Leo Docherty said: “This is a fantastic initiative that will provide support to our service leavers and veterans by helping them find employment once they leave the military.”
Centrica stated that it is keen to attract women to the programme, resulting in more diversity among its employees.
Greg McKenna, managing director of Centrica Business Solutions, said: “Supporting our customers to get to net-zero is at the forefront of our plans, but we need the skilled workforce to deliver at the scale and pace necessary.
“The market for recruiting ex-forces has become increasingly competitive, but we plan to use our extensive heritage of delivering world-class training alongside dedicated support to bring on board the talent required to deliver on our net-zero plans.”
Source: The Herald