About Us

We are a specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the market sector in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including engineering jobs, installer jobs, manufacturing jobs, photovoltaic jobs, sales jobs and thermal jobs.

For Jobseekers

Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with SolarJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they want as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and being able to email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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For Employers

Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy and cost effective for them. Furthermore our tailored recruitment solutions such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox meaning that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete a number of important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies please contact us by email at info@solarjobsuk.com.

About The Sector

As sunlight is the most abundant source of potential energy on the planet it could easily exceed the current and future electricity requirements of the planet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy enough energy from the sun reaches earth every hour to meet the world's energy usage for an entire year. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaics (PV) or indirectly with concentrated solar power (CSP) which normally focuses the sun's energy to boil water which is then used to provide power. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. The concentrated heat is then used as a heat source for a conventional power plant. Photoelectric applications use photovoltaic cells in converting energy from the sun into electricity. The photovoltaic effect is a process by which light from the sun hits a cell and is absorbed by a semiconducting material such as crystalline silicon. The individual cells are arranged onto a panel and then several panels are arranged into an array, which can be scaled to produce enough capacity to generate the desired amount of power.

This type of energy has been a significant source of job creation globally with the majority of jobs created being for white collar or highly skilled workers including engineers, sales representatives and installers. Statistics show that for every job created by the industry between 1.8 and 2.8 jobs are created in other segments of the economy. Indeed European PV employment data estimates that 28 jobs are created per MW of energy that is installed. It is estimated that there are over 260,000 people currently employed in the industry in Europe and the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform estimates that the PV industry could create over 2,000,000 jobs globally by 2020. Within the United Kingdom the Renewable Energy Association has estimated that there are approximately 25,000 people employed in the industry however this number may change radically due to the government's decision to cut the subsidy for power.

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