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Spotlight on: Sunderland Gigafactory

The state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant is under construction, with great production and maintenance opportunities to get involved with Sunderland's exciting new gigafactory.

About the gigafactory

AESC UK's latest battery facility now under construction, will become their second site in Sunderland when it starts operations in 2025.

What is the Gigafactory?

The new production space will allow AESC to manufacture enough batteries for 100,000 electric vehicles each year. Thanks to the new plant with a footprint the size of 23 football pitches, which will be powered by 100% net zero carbon energy. To support battery production capacity at the new gigafactory, over 1,000 new jobs are expected.

Who are AESC?

AESC have been at the forefront of batteries for over 10 years, recognised by their employees as a place where innovation and ideas are actively encouraged.

Where is the new Gigafactory?

Located on Sunderland’s International Advanced Manufacturing Park on International Drive, the new gigafactory is just a short distance from the Downhill Lane junction of the A19 - making it an ideal location to commute to from nearby Newcastle, Durham and Teesside. Great public transport links also service the area well.

AESC UK's new gigafactory in Sunderland

Forthcoming opportunities

Partnering with SES Engineering Services (SES), we’re actively seeking to speak to experienced M&E trades and supervisors to support with the fit out of the gigafactory building.


To support operations once the gigafactory opens, we'll be hiring permanent Production Operative positions to support the day-to-day production of AESC's EV batteries, as well as a team of Maintenance Technicians to help keep the production line rolling. You can find out more about these roles below and register your interest.

AESC UK, Wates and SES Engineering Services partnership for the Sunderland gigafactory

Register your interest to join AESC's workforce

AESC are now welcoming people to register their interest in permanent production and maintenance positions to work in their gigafactory.

The team at AESC will provide a supportive environment where you can learn new skills and advance your knowledge. Making a new career on Sunderland’s gigafactory a great move for your future.

Current career opportunities:

  • Production Operators

  • Maintenance Technicians

If you’d like to let the recruitment team know that you’re interested in joining AESC then you can register below.

AESC UK's facilities for producing electric vehicle batteries

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