Peterborough firm leads charge of new jobs in the electric car sector
Enquiries made to Smart Home Charge have boomed by over 1,000% year-on-year compared to September 2019 - and visits to the website have increased by 848% across the same period. This buzz has led the business to begin a recruitment drive to bring in new talent to the electric car sector.
The number of full-time office staff employed at Smart Home Charge has quadrupled in less than a year, specifically in the HR and Training department and customer service team. More jobs are expected to be created at the head office.
Graham Warby, founder and managing director, said the growth has been phenomenal but not unexpected: "Smart Home Charge is constantly evolving and the impressive growth, even throughout lockdown, means we are able to offer fantastic career opportunities in the local area. We are looking for people who want to work in the electric car and eco-tech sector to help drive the business forward."
In June it was revealed that Peterborough has the highest percentage of electric vehicles on its roads, with over 11,000 registered in the area. This is around 5% of the total number of cars registered within the city.
After calls were made in September for the government to bring forward the fossil fuel car phaseout, a Department for Transport spokesperson said: "We want to build a greener transport system, reduce carbon emissions and boost economic growth in the UK which is why we’re supporting the transition to zero emission vehicles.
"Our £2.5 billion programme to support grants for plug in vehicles and funding for chargepoint infrastructure at homes, workplaces, on residential streets and across the wider roads network, are all part of our world-leading package to encourage electric vehicle uptake."