New Graduate Programme launches at Coventry's UK Battery Industrialisation Centre - The Coventry Observer

7th Aug, 2022

New Graduate Programme launches at Coventry's UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

A NEW graduate programme has been launched by Coventry’s UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) for those wanting to get into the sector.

UKBIC, a national battery manufacturing development centre based in the city, has opportunities in several areas.

Among them are ‘commercial’ – finance, procurement, HR, business development, PR and marketing, ‘manufacturing’ – engineering and operations and ‘technology’ – research and development.

The programme will last for two years with each role or project rotating every three to six months.

During each rotation, graduates will work with senior and experienced colleagues from the battery sector, either for UKBIC, its customers or suppliers.

The Manufacturing and Technology/R&D schemes are for individuals who have completed an under- or post-graduate STEM qualification in a subject relevant to the industry.

The commercial scheme is for individuals who have completed an under- or postgraduate qualification in subjects related or relevant to any of those areas.

Ciaran Price, UKBIC’s talent acquisition specialist, said: “We’re hugely excited to launch our new graduate programme here at UKBIC – the only national battery manufacturing development facility of its kind in the UK.

“Our graduate programme is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of this exciting, fast-growing industry, which according to the Faraday Institution predicts, that by 2040, could employ in the UK upwards of 270,000 people in electric vehicle manufacturing, gigafactories and the battery supply chain.”

UKBIC, officially opened by the Prime Minister in July 2021, provides UK battery manufacturing scale-up and skills for the battery sector.

It is used by organisations working on batteries for applications including electric vehicles, rail, aerospace, industrial and domestic equipment and static energy storage.

Applicants should email graduatesrecruitment@ukbic.co.uk with their covering letter and CV.

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