Swindon Advertiser100 jobs will go npower admits (From Swindon Advertiser)

Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us

100 jobs will go npower admits

RWE Npower has confirmed 100 jobs will be lost and another 100 transferred as part of a restructuring of its business.

A source inside the energy firm, which has its headquarters at Windmill Hill Business Park, said staff were told at a company meeting in July there were going to be redundancies.

And yesterday it was revealed that 200 jobs in total will either be lost or transferred from the engineering and technical support departments of the company, which has offices in Swindon and Yorkshire.

The company has refused to comment on exactly how many jobs will be cut in Swindon as this is a decision made at the end of the consultation process.

Richard Frost, a spokesman for RWE, said: “There are around 700 jobs in the group, not just in Swindon – around 100 of those will be transferred to other jobs within the RWE operation, for example RWE Energy, our renewables business.

“Then at the end of 2011 another 100 jobs will actually cease. Not all of these will be in Swindon.

“It’s about providing value for our customers and we have to make sure we are cost effective.

“The big focus is on making sure we have the resources that we need and that involves transferring people to where we need them.”

Mr Frost said he could not say how many jobs will be lost at the firm’s Swindon headquarters as this was still subject to a final decision.

“We cannot say at the moment because we are still going through a consultation process to determine which jobs go and which jobs do not,” he added.

A caller who did not want to be identified said: “Between now and October they are all having their interviews to see if they there are other jobs they can do.”

“There are some people who have been there for years and would get a large pay-off but there are young guys with families.

“People are unsettled but that is true of any situation like this – it’s a lot of people however you look at it, so it’s going to be difficult. No one wants to be out of work in this market.”

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:12am Wed 1 Sep 10

Mr_Spunk says...

Hopefully their door-to-door salesmen will all get the chop!
Hopefully their door-to-door salesmen will all get the chop! Mr_Spunk
  • Score: 0

10:28am Wed 1 Sep 10

itsamess says...

No doubt they will outsource jobs to foreign countries. It seems to be the general pattern--if they dont come here they send jobs there.
No doubt they will outsource jobs to foreign countries. It seems to be the general pattern--if they dont come here they send jobs there. itsamess
  • Score: 0

10:57am Wed 1 Sep 10

lanmarion says...

I wouldnt worry going to be at least 1000 jobs created here next year so they say, not counting all the public service cuts and now npower and
nationwide going to close branches
its a no-win no lose vicous circle!
I wouldnt worry going to be at least 1000 jobs created here next year so they say, not counting all the public service cuts and now npower and nationwide going to close branches its a no-win no lose vicous circle! lanmarion
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Wed 1 Sep 10

politicrat says...

This recession is far from over and with the public sector not able to sustain our fragile growth (due to early cuts) together with private businesses/employees starved of finance and over taxed (NI and VAT going up very soon) it is now inevitable that we are heading for a double dip recession.
Things will get a lot worse before they get better, I wouldn't expect any surge in employement nor growth for few more years.
Problem is that in these few years what our councils and governement do will either condemn the UK to decades of high unemployment and sluggish growth or transform the structure of our economy and employment to better face the 21st century global economy/labour.
For now the companies are committed to stay here in Swindon & the UK, but this might turn for the worse when they start leaving........
This recession is far from over and with the public sector not able to sustain our fragile growth (due to early cuts) together with private businesses/employees starved of finance and over taxed (NI and VAT going up very soon) it is now inevitable that we are heading for a double dip recession. Things will get a lot worse before they get better, I wouldn't expect any surge in employement nor growth for few more years. Problem is that in these few years what our councils and governement do will either condemn the UK to decades of high unemployment and sluggish growth or transform the structure of our economy and employment to better face the 21st century global economy/labour. For now the companies are committed to stay here in Swindon & the UK, but this might turn for the worse when they start leaving........ politicrat
  • Score: 0

10:11am Fri 3 Sep 10

Always Grumpy says...

politicrat wrote:
This recession is far from over and with the public sector not able to sustain our fragile growth (due to early cuts) together with private businesses/employees starved of finance and over taxed (NI and VAT going up very soon) it is now inevitable that we are heading for a double dip recession.
Things will get a lot worse before they get better, I wouldn't expect any surge in employement nor growth for few more years.
Problem is that in these few years what our councils and governement do will either condemn the UK to decades of high unemployment and sluggish growth or transform the structure of our economy and employment to better face the 21st century global economy/labour.
For now the companies are committed to stay here in Swindon & the UK, but this might turn for the worse when they start leaving........
Sending all immigrants back home will improve the unemployment figures nicely.
[quote][p][bold]politicrat[/bold] wrote: This recession is far from over and with the public sector not able to sustain our fragile growth (due to early cuts) together with private businesses/employees starved of finance and over taxed (NI and VAT going up very soon) it is now inevitable that we are heading for a double dip recession. Things will get a lot worse before they get better, I wouldn't expect any surge in employement nor growth for few more years. Problem is that in these few years what our councils and governement do will either condemn the UK to decades of high unemployment and sluggish growth or transform the structure of our economy and employment to better face the 21st century global economy/labour. For now the companies are committed to stay here in Swindon & the UK, but this might turn for the worse when they start leaving........[/p][/quote]Sending all immigrants back home will improve the unemployment figures nicely. Always Grumpy
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Fri 3 Sep 10

J_Swindon says...

The renewables business is called RWE Innogy, not RWE Energy!!
The renewables business is called RWE Innogy, not RWE Energy!! J_Swindon
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree