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Gazprom Energy set for substantial staff increase at Manchester HQ by end of the year

Gazprom Energy set for substantial staff increase at Manchester HQ by end of the year

Gazprom Energy has announced that it is currently recruiting for more than 30 roles at its Manchester headquarters as the company continues to withstand current economic pressures.

As news arises that the North West of England saw the biggest increase in unemployment of any UK region in the final quarter of last year, Gazprom Energy is bucking the trend and continuing to create local jobs.

Less than six years after entering the UK business gas market, Gazprom Energy’s growth shows no signs of slowing.  In 2011 alone, the company’s head office headcount grew by nearly 80% to a total of 140. 

As well as launching its new brand identity and website last year, Gazprom Energy also entered Germany’s domestic power market and was granted supply licences for the Benelux market.  The company now has staff and customers in the UK, France and Germany and also sells gas to business consumers in the Republic of Ireland.

On announcing the steep increase in recruitment, Robert Ritchie, Head of HR for Gazprom Energy commented: “As our business grows and expands into new markets and territories, it’s inevitable that we have a high number of vacancies to fill.  As well as looking externally, we’re in the process of introducing a talent management framework which will enable us to retain and nurture our best people and identify future leaders.”

Since 2009, Gazprom Energy has supported local youth employment by recruiting apprentices and there are now 8 apprentices working across the business.  The company is also in the process of recruiting up to five university students to complete a paid internship as part of their studies after the success of its & lsquo;year in industry’ programme which started last year.

Jon Feingold, Managing Director of Gazprom Energy, said: “The fact that we can give students and young people the chance of a rewarding career while continuing to grow our business is very important to us. Our people are central to our success which is why we look for individuals that exhibit our values and have the ability and the drive to have a long-lasting career with Gazprom Energy. We are extremely proud of our position as a genuine Manchester success story.” 

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