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About SolarJobs

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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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 several 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

Solar Industry Overview

The International Energy Agency believes renewable energy will make up 95% of the total global power capacity by 2025, with solar representing a vital energy source, likely driving a significant rise in solar jobs in the UK.

Until more recently, solar represented a fraction of electricity production and energy sector jobs in the UK. However, changes to government tariffs and subsidies created a surge in development. Despite fluctuating government measures, solar panels in the UK generated more electricity than coal-powered facilities over 24 hours this year.

In 2019, the solar industry employed 10,900 people within the UK. Jobs levels increased to approximately 16,000 in 2021 and are forecast to continue growing. The latest Energy Whitepaper will facilitate the potential development of more than 200,000 green industry jobs in the UK.

The solar industry offers opportunities to work in science, engineering, manufacturing, construction, and installation. Scientists, for example, typically focus on research and development of new solar materials, and engineers are involved in designing new solar technology and enhancing existing systems.

Manufacturing jobs develop the equipment and tools used in solar power generation, including mirrors and panels, and construction workers are responsible for constructing solar facilities. Solar electricians, plumbers and PV engineers install residential and commercial solar projects. Over the last few years, there has been a rising demand for skilled photovoltaic installers, solar electricians, and solar PV roofers. There is rising demand for more engineers to work in the solar industry - from general mechanical, design and environmental to technical solar engineers.

The average solar engineer salary in the UK starts at £35,000 or an average rate of £32 per hour for contract work. The national average for a solar installer is £31,500. More experienced solar professionals can make up to £45,000 per year. Solar engineers with experience ranging between two and five years can earn more than £45,500 and upwards of £67,000 for engineers with experience between five and ten years.

Studies suggest that solar engineers in the UK can experience a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average increment for all industries stands at 9%.

The graduate job market may be challenging for most industries, but it is an ideal time for graduate and entry-level professionals to move into the solar industry. With a rapidly increasing number of opportunities, the prospects and career progression options are clear.

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