When AESC UK broke ground on the construction site of their new 12GWh gigafactory in Sunderland it hailed the latest stage of the UK’s first major development in electric vehicle battery manufacturing.
AESC was the first British EV battery manufacturer in 2012 and when the company’s new 360m long and 30m high manufacturing facility is operational - standing taller than the Angel of the North - it will produce AESC’s next generation lithium-ion electric battery. To support this, AESC have partnered with NRL to manage recruitment of the hundreds of production roles that will join their workforce in the new gigafactory.
This means we’re able to go behind the scenes to see how a global leader in manufacturing prepares to welcome an entire production team.
Staffing a gigafactory
New roles will be needed across production, engineering and office positions – providing fantastic opportunities for local people to get involved and be rewarded with long-term, rewarding careers.
Working closely with AESC’s operational team, we’ve started the search to find hundreds of Production Operatives.
A production environment like no other
It’s a fast-paced production facility, but it’s certainly not your traditional manufacturing environment. You might expect dirt, grease and debris, but the reality is quite different. Electric vehicle batteries need to be manufactured in a clean space, and you won’t find noisy equipment either. Instead, you’ll find climate-controlled workspaces and clean room facilities that provide a work area at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.
Those joining AESC’s production team in their new gigafactory will also see investment in technology, proud safety records and an exceptionally high standard of quality in the batteries being produced. A workplace where people take pride in their work and understand the important role they play in delivering industry-leading battery innovation.
A career, not just a job
AESC are global leaders when it comes to designing and manufacturing electric vehicle batteries, and they’d been providing local job opportunities in Sunderland for over 10 years.
Those keen to apply themselves and forge a career progression plan will find a great deal of support. AESC have a commitment to promote from within, and there’s a well-supported pathway to help people progress into roles such as Team Leaders and Supervisors.
Job of the month: Production Operative
In this issue of Net Zero News, it’s no surprise that we’re putting the gigafactory Production Operative role in the spotlight.
Job title: Production Operatives
Permanent positions, working across day, late and night shifts
£24,113 per annum / £11.89 hourly rate
Rising to £26,401 after 1 year
Plus shift allowance between 12-30% + paid overtime + benefits
We offer a variety of shift patterns, so you can plan your life around work
Working calendar shared a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
You will play a crucial role in the manufacturing process of EV batteries in a brand-new manufacturing gigafactory based in Sunderland. Working as part of the Production Team, you will be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of manufacturing equipment and processes to produce high-quality products. Full training will be provided.
Other opportunities to join AESC
If you’re looking to find out about the other various engineering and office roles currently available to join AESC, then head over to their website to search the latest vacancies and find out about what it’s like to work in AESC’s Sunderland manufacturing facilities and office.
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