The Galloway Hydro Scheme was a world first when it was constructed in the 1930s – capturing the power of Galloway’s Ken/Dee river system, with a single drop of rainfall generating electricity up to six times as it travels down the valley. 90 years later it is still going strong, and this week sees a role advertised offering a six-month, paid internship, which will work on a whole range of tasks across the Hydro-Electric scheme.
This ’Technical Support Assistant’ Internship would suit a young person looking to work in the renewables sector. Working on a variety of tasks across the Galloway Hydro Scheme, which is owned by Drax Group, the role will provide support to the existing team, work with procurement, stores and stock management, staff training and community engagement and management of documents and drawings.
The role is seeking positive and ‘can do’ applicants, who are interested in learning new skills and making the most of this opportunity. The role will be mainly on site, and so the ability to get to Glenlee Power Station near Dalry is essential.
The successful applicant will be a Drax Group employee and paid £10,90 per hour, on a 40-hours a week basis.
Anyone interested in the role should submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out why you are interested in the role. These should be sent to [email protected] by 5pm on 20th February. Any queries about the position or activities planned, please call Barbara at the Glenlee Office on 01644 710430.
Martin McGhie, Drax’s O+M Manager of the Galloway and Lanark Hydros, encourages anyone that might be interested in this exciting role to get their application in by February the 20th. Martin said:
“At Drax we’re committed to supporting people in their early careers. Hiring a talented workforce of the future is essential to a business like ours. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and forward-thinking company, working alongside an experienced team in an interesting and varied role.”
The role is being supported by the Galloway Glens Scheme, which has an aim of encouraging young people to plan or consider their working future in Galloway. Jan Hogarth, Galloway Glens Education & Community Engagement Officer, said:
“This opportunity to work on the Galloway Hydro Scheme, so much part of the Galloway Glens landscape, will provide a unique chance to get a real understanding of Hydro Electric Power in Scotland. Hydro power is a sector that is growing and this internship provides important experience in the administration of such a multifaceted business – working with engineers, site managers and in helping to organise educational opportunities and school visits.”