Viridor to hire Longannet coal plant staff

Viridor plans to hire staff from the soon to close Longannet power station who may have transferable skills. The employees from the Scottish coal-fired station will be part of Viridor’s […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Viridor plans to hire staff from the soon to close Longannet power station who may have transferable skills.

The employees from the Scottish coal-fired station will be part of Viridor’s £1.8 billion energy recovery facilities programme.

It aims to recruit people to work at one of its more than 310 facilities across the UK.

The Longannet site, which is due to close in March, has an ‘Economic Recovery Plan’ to support workers, businesses and communities affected by its closure.

Alan Cummings, Viridor Capital Projects & Engineering Director said: “Both our recycling and resources and energy teams are always looking for experienced and talented individuals and the careers fair at Longannet was the perfect opportunity for us to talk to some of the high calibre workforce at the site.”

SSE has announced it is most likely to close three of the four units at its 1,995MW coal-fired power plant.