In the U.K. and Ireland, GE has over 125 years’ experience, employing around 10,000 people. As a large exporter, GE occupies over 20 sites across the country and contracts thousands of U.K.-based suppliers. Our people are global, diverse, and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfil GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.
GE Renewable Energy has 1,350 employees in the U.K., 1,000 of which are within our Grid Solutions’ Stafford sites. We engineer and manufacture energy products and digital services that create industry-leading value for our customers around the world. We work to solve one of the world’s biggest challenges – to provide the world’s largest economies and its most remote communities with the electricity to power modern life while reducing greenhouse gases and building a world that works.
Our Centres of Excellence in Stafford provide deep expertise in solutions for the energy transition, providing offshore wind farms electrical substations and services, large complex power transformers, high voltage direct current (HVDC) power electronics and solutions, substation protection and automation products and solutions.
With a strong focus on diversity, we offer exciting career opportunities in a range of engineering disciplines, installation, commissioning and after sales services, along with professional support functions, and pipelining future talent into Modern Apprenticeships and Internships.
GE Volunteers are active in the local community. We currently support over 12 schools in Staffordshire as part of our U.K.-wide STEM Inspiration program. In the U.K., we hold over 40,000 career conversations with young people per year. Through project ENTHUSE, in partnership with STEM Learning, we are supporting five secondary and four primary schools with teacher training, mentoring, hands-on STEM activity and career inspiration. Since 2018, we have worked with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), supporting post-16 students on a six-month engineering challenge. Next Engineers will allow us to have impact by reaching a far larger number of young people in a sustained program that will attract diverse talent into engineering.
Connectr (previously MyKindaFuture) is an award-winning social business, founded in 2011 to address the fundamental problem that many people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, lack the support, skills, confidence, and networks to secure fulfilling, long-term employment. Using technology to build connections, supported by expert advice on building strong relationships in work, with future talent, and via volunteers, we reach more than 40,000 people per year through a range of digital and offline projects. We work with the GE Foundation & FHI 360 as a delivery partner for Next Engineers.