The European power industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by E.ON with 6,281 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of power company job postings. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for a 12% share of the European power industry’s total new job postings in Q1 2023, drop 4% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive power hiring activity
Management Occupations, with a share of 12% new job postings, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the European power industry in Q1 2023 , ahead of Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 9% share of new job postings.
The other prominent roles included Architecture and Engineering Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 5% share and Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 4% share of new job postings.
Top five companies accounted for 46% of hiring activity
E.ON posted 6,281 jobs in Q1 2023 and registered a growth of 157% over the previous quarter, followed by Vestas Wind Systems with 2,715 jobs and a 279% growth. ProLeiT, with 1,294 jobs, and Siemens Energy, with 1,287 jobs, recorded a 5% drop and a 21% rise, respectively, while EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg recorded a 280% increase with a 1,163 new job postings during Q1 2023.
Regional analysis of hiring in the European power industry, Q1 2023
Germany held the leading share of the European power hiring activity with a 40.00% share, a 9% increase over Q4 2022. the UK was next with 18.30%, four-percentage-point down over the previous quarter.