Recruitment and selection in the energy industry A ScottishPower case study
Page 1: Introduction
Businesses need to recruit and select the best people. This helps them achieve their aims and objectives. This is particularly relevant in the fast-moving energy industry that plays such a significant role in powering the UK.
ScottishPower, which is part of the wider Iberdrola Group, is a leading international energy company. It focuses on three key areas: growth, safety and service. There are three main business units:
Energy Networks/UK - providing a secure and growing network to supply energy across the UK
Energy Retail/UK - one of the UK's top suppliers of gas and electricity selling to 5.2 million UK customers
Energy Wholesale/UK - trading large quantities of energy and supplying energy in bulk to the UK market.
ScottishPower's sister company, ScottishPower Renewables, is also part of the Iberdrola Group. It provides renewable energy and is the leading provider of green energy products in the UK. These have low carbon emissions and use renewable sources of energy, such as wind power.
ScottishPower and ScottishPower Renewables are at the forefront of innovation and are involved in major engineering challenges. These range from wind farms and hydro-electric power to tidal turbines, gas power stations and new technology to produce clean energy, such as the groundbreaking carbon capture development.
ScottishPower and ScottishPower Renewables offer a diverse range of career opportunities.
ScottishPower understands that employability is at the heart of an economically prosperous and vibrant society. The company actively engages with its communities by delivering a number of educational and vocational programmes. These programmes are aimed at improving the employability of young people and providing potential workforce talent. This approach means that ScottishPower is viewed as an 'employer of choice'.