Vattenfall is holding an in-house day from 10 am to 5.30 pm on January 19, 2017 in Hamburg for students interested in a career in wind energy. The sector is witnessing dynamic growth with investments of up to EUR 5 billion and an annual added capacity of 400 to 600 MW.
Recruiting 130 staff
Participants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and give input on building an offshore wind farm. Vattenfall staff will also give insight into their daily work and will be available for talks with potential applicants.
At present, Vattenfall employs 600 people in wind projects on land and at sea in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Britain and the Netherlands. The German division has 15 staff and Vattenfall seeks to hire 130 new employees across Europe over the next year. The in-house day is limited to 40 graduates in regenerative energies, environment technology, electrical engineering and civil engineering.
Hamburg – a European centre of wind energy
Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH was founded in 2009 and most European offshore projects such as DanTysk and Sandbank in the North Sea are managed from Hamburg. The know-how gleaned in Hamburg is injected into many international tenders such as Danish Nearshore or Kriegers Flak, Vattenfall said. The expansion of onshore wind farms is also managed from Hamburg.
Diane Vrielmann, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft, said: “Hamburg is not without reason a European centre of wind energy. The location is excellent for projects in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Many companies in the renewable energies sector are located in the Hanse city and have formed a well-functioning network.”