WindEnergy Hamburg Featuring Recruiting Day

More and more wind turbines are being installed worldwide. At the same time, the industry is investing a lot of money and energy in the further development of turbines, rotors and components, to optimise production costs and electricity yield.

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So this dynamic industry offers a lot of interesting job and career opportunities, and is seeking experts worldwide. Altogether the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts that by 2030 there will be more than 2.6 million people employed directly or indirectly in the wind industry. The wind industry provides more than 761,000 jobs in 2014, compared with 670,000 three years ago (all figures from GWEC). The great interest in skilled workers is taken up by WindEnergy Hamburg at the Recruiting Day on 26 September. This leading international wind industry show will be the meeting point for energy experts from the whole world for four days starting on 23 September.

The Recruiting Day will give wind industry companies a platform to present themselves to jobseekers of all kinds – experienced wind experts, lateral entrants and young professionals. On 26 September, the dedicated space located between Halls B1 and B2 features companies, agencies and universities making brief presentations and providing information at their stands on their current job and training course openings. They will also give employees, students and trainees a first impression of their organisations, and present their opportunities for further education, training and careers.

Specialists in demand worldwide

“We are searching intensively on behalf of wind industry companies for skilled workers, qualified supervisors, technicians and engineers who have experience in this sector. We are seeking in particular experts in commissioning, service and maintenance, and specialists for rotor blades for onshore turbines in Northern and Southern Germany, and for onshore and offshore turbines in the whole of Europe,” explains Lars Poslednik, Managing Director of Mensys Deutschland GmbH, a human resources consultant specialising in renewable energies.

Nicola Gierke, Senior Recruiting Expert at Nordex SE, a manufacturer of onshore wind energy plant, adds: “Apart from Germany, where we have the most vacant positions, we are also looking for skilled people for various other locations. The main areas at present include Scandinavia, South Africa and the USA. We are also seeking students for internships and earn-as-you-learn programmes, and for students preparing their final degree theses. There is demand in many areas, from health & safety to service & maintenance. Of course candidates with experience in the wind industry are particularly in demand. We are likewise interested in people having knowledge of related sectors such as the automotive and aviation industries.”

The Woodward company, one of the leading suppliers of wind energy converters for onshore and offshore power generating, and also exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg, operates in fourteen countries. It is currently seeking engineers and technicians with experience in the industry, especially for companies in the US, Germany and Poland.


Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: windenergyhamburg