Ørsted is a leading energy company striving to establish the UK as a beacon of green energy. In Lincolnshire, Ørsted is co-owner of the Lincs Offshore Windfarm based 5 miles off the coast of Skegness. The wind farm produces enough energy to power 240,000 homes – that’s roughly a third of all Lincolnshire houses. Ørsted is dedicated to the continuous development of its employees, which includes individual development plans and salary reviews. Ørsted offers a scheme in Grimsby to train you as an offshore wind turbine technician apprentice which will help progress your career into a full-time technician. With their dedication to green energy and sustainability, alongside their aims to provide opportunities for local communities, Ørsted would make an excellent employer for those looking to enter the energy sector and participate in the fight against climate change.
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If you’re looking for an employer leading the way in the manufacturing industry, look no further than Contitech Oil & Marine. The business is one of the 5 divisions that make up Continental, employing nearly 200,000 people in 58 countries worldwide. ContiTech develops, manufactures, and markets products ranging from ballistic materials to environmentally friendly construction solutions. As pioneers in their industry for over 60 years, ContiTech’s Grimsby facility focuses on underwater Oil & Gas hosing to support sustainable initiatives to tackle climate change. With a variety of graduate programmes available both within Contitech, and across the rest of the company, Continental offer some great opportunities for graduates to take the first steps of their career. These graduate programmes offer a variety of roles in corporate positions or more specific engineering roles, meaning that whatever your passion or skill set, there is a path for you. These schemes give you the chance to join a community of like-minded graduates striving to drive the future of the industry. FACT: The company is proud of its employee satisfaction statistics, with over 80% of their employees stating that they’re proud to work for them. That’s over 20% higher than the average!
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Phillips 66 is an American multinational energy and logistics company focussing on the refining, transportation, and marketing of crude oil. The company has over 14,000 employees in over 65 countries worldwide and operates in the UK from the Humber Refinery in Immingham, North Lincolnshire. The Humber Refinery is one of the most complex refineries operated by Phillips 66 and amongst some of the most advanced in Europe, with a crude oil procession capacity of 35 million litres per day. With a range of graduate programmes in the UK and the United States, Phillips 66 offers a fantastic ladder into graduate employment. On top of this, the company boasts a variety of benefits such as private medical insurance and an annual bonus scheme. If you’re interested in working for a globally recognised brand with roots in the county, Philips 66 may be a great choice to begin your graduate career.
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The Triton Knoll offshore wind farm is a joint sustainability project with RWE, J-Power, and Kansai Electric Power. The project, which commenced construction at the start of 2020, plans to power at least 800,000 UK homes with renewable energy- which is more than double the number of homes in Lincolnshire! The wind farm will be comprised of 90 large turbines located 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire. Triton Knoll has a range of career engagement options, including graduate schemes via their parent company, RWE. On the topic of work experience, Triton Knoll encourages student applications to shadow both construction and operations activities in the Greater Lincolnshire region.
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Biffa is the UK’s leading business waste management company that provides collection, landfill, recycling, and special waste services to local authorities and commercial clients across the UK. It is the second-largest general waste management company in the UK and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, making it one of the 350 largest companies throughout the country. Established over 100 years ago, Biffa now has over 8,000 employees, with coverage across 95% of UK Postcodes. As well as an ongoing commitment to sector leadership in the health, safety, and wellbeing of their people, Biffa’s strategy involves an ambitious investment program in green economy infrastructure and low carbon collections. Covering Lincolnshire from their depot in Lincoln, Biffa has developed graduates in the past through their rotational graduate programme. Moreover, Biffa offers a series of initiatives and programmes to prioritise employee wellbeing, as well as offer a series of online discounts through their ‘Biffa Perkz’ scheme.
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HIT Energy Services are an exciting and forward-thinking business that could kickstart a career for a graduate interested in helping shape a sustainable future. As a growing company, HIT Energy Services are pioneering technology that is revolutionising the solar energy industry. They operate as maintenance for a variety of solar sites to ensure that they run as effectively as possible by engineering solutions that utilise their own patented technology to monitor solar panels for their clients, flagging issues before they become a problem. Working with several large agricultural businesses across the UK, including Branston Potatoes, HIT Energy services run 3 sites across the Midlands and South of England. The company has also offered graduate roles to business development students who would be based in the heart of Lincolnshire with the aim of keeping the UK solar-powered.
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Anglian Water covers the largest geographical region in England and Wales, supplying water and water recycling services to more than 6 million customers and employing over 5,000 people. Known as being innovators in their industry, Anglian Water boasts several facilities around the county and a corporate office in Lincoln. Anglian Water offers a well-respected graduate scheme in their annual ‘Graduate Leader Programme’, offering graduates the opportunity to take part in a bespoke two-year development scheme – that offers fantastic benefits. On top of this respected scheme, Anglian Water runs Trainee schemes for other roles in their business such as analytics – meaning that no matter your specialism, there will always be a brilliant route into the company. Anglian Water has also won the Bupa Health and Wellbeing Award for its commitment to employee wellbeing. Behind their slogan of ‘Love Every Drop’, Anglian Water pledges to improve sustainability and ‘put water at the heart of a whole new way of living’.
FACT: Anglian Water are responsible for over 27,000Km of water pipes which if laid end-to-end would reach a quarter of the way to the moon.
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