The Cheshire Energy Hub is an energy sector support organisation, which has been entirely funded and strategically driven by industry. It works with its member organisations and key stakeholders in promoting collaborative action, advancing the skills agenda and working towards business solutions. It initially established a successful Graduate Recruitment Programme and now provides the conduit for collaboration across various energy initiatives.
Members include C-Tech Innovation, EA Technology, Encirc, Essar Oil UK, Peel Environmental, Protos, Storengy UK and URENCO, together with the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the University of Chester: Thornton Science Park. This existing cluster represents an area that currently consumes around 5% of the UK’s energy and contains some of the UK’s most significant and energy intensive infrastructure, including Ineos Chlor, Essar’s Stanlow Refinery, CF Fertilisers, Encirc and URENCO.
Cheshire Energy Hub has just launched the Energy Innovation District, providing the overarching environment which – as a result of lower energy costs – delivers a strategy to drive innovation, supports industry to succeed and encourages growth and investment. For more information please visit energyinnovationdistrict.com.
C-Tech Innovation is a global new product development and innovation management company. We’ve been helping industry, universities, government bodies and non-governmental organisations to benefit and grow through innovation for the last 40 years. We have a vast experience of technology development in the creation of new products and processes. Our workforce is highly qualified, skilled and diverse. One which thrives on new and unique challenges.
URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is the centre of excellence in the management of uranic materials, decommissioning and recycling. URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is a subsidiary of the URENCO Group and based at the Capenhurst site near Chester. URENCO Nuclear Stewardship is committed to the safe and responsible management of nuclear by-product, and making a valuable contribution to the UK’s nuclear industry.
EA Technology is a world leader in products and services which enhance the performance, reliability, safety and cost-efficiency of power assets. We are the centre for technical excellence constantly raising the bar for others to follow. We have a multi-sector client base and also work with government and commercial organisations to enable the implementation of smart grids and new low carbon technologies.
Encirc is a multi-award winning market leader in glass container design, manufacturing, bottling and logistics solutions for the UK and Irish food and beverage industries. With state-of-the art facilities, strong focus on sustainability, continued technological development and world class manufacturing practices, Encirc offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities.
Essar Oil UK is one of the leading players in the UK's oil refining sector with our Stanlow Manufacturing Complex supplying over 15% of the UK's transport fuels. Stanlow enjoys a number of advantages in a highly competitive sector with its location close to Liverpool and Manchester, impressive scale and Europe's largest residue cat cracker. We employ highly skilled and loyal staff who enjoy the challenging work and opportunity to really contribute to the business results.
Peel Environmental owns, manages and develops property in the waste, minerals and energy technology sectors; working in partnership with energy intensive industry, energy generating, waste management and mineral companies, technology providers and investors to provide bespoke property solutions for the sector. Focused on property solutions, Peel Environmental obtains planning permission, delivers enabling infrastructure and maintains a strong relationship with technology developers to identify early market opportunities.
Storengy UK is a subsidiary of ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), a leading global energy company. We operate an underground salt cavern gas storage facility in Cheshire which, when completed, will be the UK’s largest onshore gas storage facility. The company also operates sites in France and Germany. We work closely with colleagues across the ENGIE Group on innovative projects and have a workforce that is loyal, committed and highly skilled.
SP Energy Networks is part of ScottishPower which is part of the Iberdrola Group. We distribute electricity on behalf of supply companies to over 3.5 million homes through a network of cables and power lines we own and maintain. We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.
URENCO Limited is a leading supplier of uranium enrichment services and fuel cycle products. URENCO plays a key role in the global nuclear fuel supply chain. Our enrichment services enable customers to produce low carbon electricity through nuclear generation. URENCO nurtures and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to encourage young people to pursue a career in the nuclear industry.
The British Geological Survey provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally. The BGS is involved in areas of immediate interest and strategic importance to government, industry and society.
ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: energy, facilities management and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK and Ireland.
With a strong focus on creating great sustainable business environments ENGIE works in partnership with customers to help them to optimise the efficiency of their buildings and operation processes.
The multi-employer development programme is suited to graduates who are looking to gain a breadth of experience and diversity in their development. Completion of the programme will add significant and unique value to graduates’ future career progression.
Successful candidates will be offered a place on our Graduate Development Programme by their sponsoring organisation. The programme extends over two years and involves 4 x six month placements in up to three well established Cheshire Energy Hub companies, giving each graduate access to different working environments and a range of organisations from SME’s to global entities.
This programme will provide significant on and off the job technical training in your relevant discipline along with focussed periods of business skills training between placement periods. This programme provides graduates with excellent networking opportunities.
Jennifer Sutton - C-Tech Innovation
“I have a Masters Degree in Chemistry and work as a Research Chemist at C-Tech Innovation.”
John Joseph - EA Technology
“I am often dealing with upwards of 4, 5 projects at any one time, none of which are ever the same.”
Daniel Shepherd - National Nuclear Laboratory
“It’s a really great job. You have to be prepared to work hard but it is very rewarding.”
Paul Gavin - URENCO
“URENCO are very passionate about the development of their employees and provide a wide range of opportunities to help their staff to develop and reach their career goals.”
Stephen Scott - Essar Oil UK
“The variety of work, opportunity to learn practically alongside mentoring support has helped me develop both technically and personally over the past few years.”
Jane Shortall - Atkins Limited
“Atkins has a great reputation as both a consultancy and a graduate employer; they have a really structured graduate scheme.”
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