Once at full production the Project will directly employ over 1,000 people, with many more jobs created in the supply chain. We have a longstanding commitment to employ as many local people as possible, with approximately 80% of current Sirius employees hailing from the local area.
The Company’s team will grow over the next few years in the build up to production. However, the most immediate opportunities will be in construction, with an estimated 2,000 jobs created during the five-year construction period.
Whilst it is likely that for specialist activities such as shaft sinking and tunnel boring a number of the positions will be filled by people from outside the area, these roles will still be available to local people. Other roles required for site preparation, landscaping and above ground buildings are expected to be filled by local labour.
The jobs across the Project will be wide ranging, from skilled tradespeople and technicians to process operatives and engineers. There will also be positions available in the various departments that support the business including human resources, finance, sales and marketing, external affairs, health and safety, IT and administration. Entry routes into the Company will vary from adults with experience or transferrable skills, to young people leaving school, college or university.
For more details please download our ‘family tree’ which provides an indication of the direct job roles that will be involved in the Project.
The Company has committed to a programme of training over the next few years including apprenticeships, the continuation of our undergraduate programme and training at least 300 adults with transferrable skills in preparation for operations. More details on these schemes will be made available on this website.