UKBIC announces major recruitment drive

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has recruited a further 100 engineers and technicians.

The Coventry-based site provides UK battery manufacturing scale-up and skills for the battery sector.

It recruited the extra skills with the help of EVera Recruitment, Europe’s leading battery industry recruitment consultancy.

UKBIC’s human resources director Damian Pearce said: “Since opening last year, we have now grown to more than 120 people. Our partnership with EVera Recruitment, complemented by our own specialist inhouse recruitment work, has seen us recruit from sectors with different transferrable skills. These include automotive, pharmaceutical manufacturing, FMCG, reel to reel manufacturing, printing and high-speed automation. This approach has been essential, in order for us to keep up with customer demand.”

EVera founder and CEO Steve Doyle said: “I’m so proud that my team and I have been able to play a pivotal role in boosting the UK’s flourishing battery sector. We have worked in partnership with UKBIC to identify the skills and expertise needed to support the growth of the Centre and the industrialisation of the next generation of batteries for a range of applications, including electric vehicles and Energy Storage Systems.”

He continued: “EVera Recruitment currently has 100s of vacancies across a whole range of exciting sectors from the automotive manufacturers developing the next generation electric vehicles and the pioneers in hydrogen HGVs to the gigafactories who are gearing up to produce cutting edge batteries and the innovators developing new forms of eMobility.”