Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; East Riding and North Lincolnshire; East Riding of Yorkshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
8 July 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


German multinational engineering group Siemens has started recruiting 1,000 new employees to work in its new wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Hull, East Yorkshire. The range of jobs will include factory, engineering, managerial and warehousing roles. Siemens, in collaboration with Hull City and East Riding Councils and Job Centre Plus, has published details about the jobs on the Green Port Hull website in order to give potential candidates the opportunity to undertake training or upskilling in advance of the selection process. While a small number of the jobs are currently being filled, the majority of positions will be filled later in 2015 and in 2016. The first large tranche of jobs will be filled later in 2015, where around 250 operative and team leader positions in the factory will be filled. In partnership with Associated British Ports, Siemens is investing £310 million in the Hull project. In addition to the 1,000 jobs directly created by Siemens, there will be more created in the supply chain.


  • 8 July 2015: Insider Media
  • 25 March 2015: BBC News


Eurofound (2015), Siemens, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 84009, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84009.