News IN 2019?
recruiting, particularly for engineering and IT roles, but that a number of new jobs will be up for grabs.
The Coventry Amazon centre is unique in that it processes all items being sold by Amazon in the UK, and some in Europe.
Boxes and palettes of goods come to Coventry before being sorted and dispatched to other fulfilment centres.
Amazon currently has four jobs advertised in Coventry and they include maintenance technician and IT support engineer roles.
Formerly the London Taxi Company, the London Electric Vehicle Company continues to grow.
Its future is an electric one, with production of its TX electric taxi taking place at a new factory at Ansty Park.
There is no mass recruitment drive at the moment but with the TX being rolled out in a number of different countries and being increasingly adopted by taxi drivers in the UK that could change.
LEVC is also keen to hear from people for roles that become available in the future.
On the careers section of its website it states: “LEVC is constantly looking for the brightest and best to join our team.
“It’s an exciting time for the entire business as we are in a period of intensive growth as we prepare to invest in our future and the future of global public transport.
“Upload your CV to our recruitment centre and if a suitable role becomes vacant, we’ll be in touch.”
Coventry won a race to become the home of a national centre to develop batteries for the electric vehicles of the future.
It has been predicted up to 10,000 new jobs could be created in Coventry and Warwickshire as a result of the Government decision to site the National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) at Whitley.
The NBMDF, which is currently taking shape, represents £80million of government funding and in itself is expected to create just 100 jobs.
However the NBMDF is seen very much as a catalyst for what might follow in its wake and thought to have the potential to unlock 10,000 new jobs.
Bringing it here could prove a key building block for Coventry to become the UK’s ‘motor city’ once again, once the storms currently affecting the automotive sector have been weathered.
Some of the 100 roles expected to be created at the NBMDF will certainly be created in 2019 with other roles at Jaguar Land Rover and in the automotive supply chain also likely to become available.
Aerospace company Meggitt is building a £130m ‘super site’ in Ansty.
The company plans to shut down its sites in Holbrook Lane, in Coventry; Wharfdale Road, in Birmingham; and Maidenhead with a view to relocating staff to the new “hub”.
Meggitt plans to have the new 440,000 sq ft centre up and running by the end of 2019.
It is not yet known whether the new site will create any new roles but a memo, from chief operating officer Tony Wood, stated the new site at Ansty would “provide longer employment security and growth for up to 1,000 colleagues.”
Coventry’s two universities are going from strength to strength.
Both the University of Warwick and Coventry University regularly win awards and accolades and are seeing student numbers grow.
The institutions are also big employers in the city.
The University of Warwick has 115 jobs advertised right now.
As well as a host of lecturing jobs and professorships there are also many non-academic roles available, including mental health coordinator, library facilities manager, business support officer and senior solicitor.
Coventry University currently has 46 jobs advertised on its website and the list includes a mixture of academic and nonacademic roles.
Among the jobs advertised are research assistant, venue technical assistant, sustainable transport manager, lecturer/senior lecturer in project management and finance assistant.