COVENTRY’S UK Battery Industrialisation Centre, (UKBIC) which was officially opened by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July is expanding, bringing 30 new jobs.
The roles will support the first large customer projects it has secured.
The UKBIC already employs more than 80 engineers, technicians and back-office staff and needs to grow its workforce by 35 per cent so that it can fulfill its orders from the
OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and battery developers it is working with.
UKBIC is looking to fill senior manufacturing engineers, process engineers, senior control technicians and project coordinators roles, and is looking to recruit from sectors with transferable skills, such as the automotive, pharmaceutical manufacturing, FMCG, reel-to-reel manufacturing, printing and high-speed automation.
The centre, open for use by organisations working on batteries for electric vehicles, rail, aerospace, industrial and domestic equipment and static energy storage, is a key part of the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge.
It was created to fast track the commercialisation of cost-effective, high-performance, durable, safe, low-weight and recyclable batteries.
UKBIC HR Director, Damian Pearce, said: “The end of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 has the potential to put jobs in the traditional UK automotive industry at risk.
“The prospect of joining an organisation that is at the cutting edge of the new green industrial revolution should resonate with a lot of people.
“There is no better time to switch to the battery sector.”
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