Job-hunters have been handed a boost ahead of the New Year with the news that 200 new jobs will be created in Glasgow over the next 12 months.
Utilita Energy – the UK’s leading Smart Pay As You Go provider – are opening offices in the city centre in January, meaning plenty of career opportunities.
The offices will be operated by First Contact North East (FCNE), who will be recruiting for staff in sales, customer services and compliance, as well as team leaders and managers.
It’s a welcome boost for the city at a time when other companies are having to cut back on staff numbers.
Neil Wilson, managing director of First Contact, said: “We are taking on a vast amount of people come January.
“We have a growth strategy and hopefully we will able to give jobs to a lot of people in the local area.
“It’s the people who make Glasgow, people who make our business. I’ve held every single position that there is in a call centre and out in the field and it’s the people who drive the business.
“Picking Glasgow is really exciting for us. I love Glasgow, I love the buzz of the city.”
Utilita launched in 2003 and have enjoyed dramatic growth, with 450,000 customers now making use of their services.
You don’t need to have a background in call centres or sales to apply for a position, with FCNE offering comprehensive training to the right people.
Neil added: “We aren’t necessarily looking for people with massive amounts of experience.
“We are looking for people who want to further their careers and who have a passion – even if they haven’t worked in sales before.
“We are looking for personalities, rather than experience, because we will give them all the training.
“We are prepared to give a chance to people with enthusiasm, who want to come to work every day.
“We can teach them about sales and the products and give them the skills.
“If they’ve got the hunger to go out and work, we’re willing to put the time and effort into them.
“We provide an attractive starting salary, with commission and bonuses.
“People come to work to make money and to pay the bills but what attracts people to us is the way we do things. We aren’t a stereotypical call centre.
“We do things a little bit differently and that attracts people to work with us. It’s a vibrant and fun place to work.”
To find out more about Utilita Energy, visit www.utilita.co.uk