First jobs offered as part of major recruitment drive at BES Utilities

Monday, May 14, 2018

Leading independent energy supplier BES Utilities today confirmed more than 20 people have already been offered jobs with the company as part of a major recruitment drive.

The Lancashire-based company has created 50 new roles and is hopeful of appointing the first tranche of new staff within the next few days.

The job offers were made after a special two-day recruitment event at BES’s Fleetwood headquarters. Another 60 people have been shortlisted and BES is in the process of arranging follow up interviews.

And directors today said it was not too late for interested applicants to apply for one of the new positions.

The new jobs – ranging from apprenticeships to management positions – cover all areas of the business including Customer Services, Operations, Human Resources to Business Support Services.

Anyone who would like to know more information about the available roles can email recruitment@besgrp.co.uk

Michelle Davidson, Director of BES which supplies gas and electricity to business customers across the UK, said: “We had a really positive response to the announcement we were creating 50 new jobs across the company.

“More than 170 people attended our recruitment event and we were delighted to see so many people who possessed a wide range of skills and experience. Following successful interviews, we have offered roles to more than 20 candidates and shortlisted around 60 for further engagement.

“We are also still keen to hear from anyone who missed the recruitment events but thinks they would be a good fit with our company.

“The roles available range from apprenticeships to management positions so these are real opportunities for experienced people as well as those looking to get a start with a company that not only offers jobs, but real careers.”

BES Utilities, which turns over more than £100m per year, currently employs around 200 staff.

It is part of the BES Group – founded by Fylde entrepreneur Andy Pilley – which is one of the biggest private sector employers on the Fylde coast.

It current employs 600-plus people across its businesses which include BES Utilities, merchant services company Card Saver, League One Fleetwood Town Football Club and the Poolfoot Farm sports complex, in Thornton.