CleanTech Recruitment

Richard Wheeler Associates is a leading cleantech recruiter specialising in permanent cleantech jobs with technical skill sets.

With a keen interest in, and knowledge of, the cleantech sector, we partner with pioneering UK companies to build teams of specialist clean tech professionals.

Here at RWA we’re enthusiastic supporters of green tech and sustainability (our MD even lives in a watermill, under restoration!).

Our recruitment expertise and network of contacts means we are well placed to fill your hiring needs. We know that in addition to looking for seriously skilled people, every new hire must share your passion for clean technology.

In partnering with us, you can be 100% confident you will receive ‘right fit’ applications from candidates who have been thoroughly briefed, are keen to work with you and are interested in what you are doing. 

We aim for a conversion rate of an offer per 2 CVs shortlisted.

Our focus is on quality (pure and simple).

CleanTech Careers

We’re proud of our track record of successfully representing exceptional people - people with vision, experts in their field, many with PhD’s - who are looking to work on exciting new clean tech projects.

If you would like to explore your career options and have skills / experience in any of the following areas, we would like to hear from you:

  • Renewable Energy

  • Home Energy Management Systems

  • Green Transportation

  • Clean Energy

  • Smart Buildings

  • Smart Metering Systems

  • Environmental Technologies

  • Smart Cities

Typical of our clients in this field are firms such as PassivSystems with one of the most technologically advanced Home Energy Management Systems in the world; and Energy Systems Catapult, an independent, not-for-profit centre of excellence that takes a whole-systems view of the sector in order to decarbonise the energy system at lowest cost. 

CleanTech Recruitment Testimonials

Countering Bias In Recruitment

As the push to diversify the IT sector picks up speed, so too has awareness of unconscious bias. Can technology-enabled ‘blind’ recruitment do a better job of identifying talent?  In these more enlightened times, companies have strategies to beat a kneejerk reaction to an unfamiliar name, the “wrong” gender, or the suspect “gut feeling”.

EU Settlement Scheme

Freedom of Movement ended on 31 December 2020. EU, EEA (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and Swiss citizens living in the UK before this date need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to retain the right to live and work here. 

The deadline for applying is 30th June 2021. Only those who have been granted indefinite leave to remain or have Irish Citizenship are exempt.

Applicants will either be given Pre-Settled or Settled status depending on how long they’ve been living in the UK.

The Costs of Net Zero: Action vs Inaction

Reaching net zero in the energy network will cost the UK £3 trillion, according to a new cost analysis from National Grid ESO.

The costing applies to the four scenarios laid out by the operator in its Future Energy Scenarios, which was released in July. This outlined two scenarios – Consumer Transformation and System Transformation – where net zero was hit by 2050, one – Leading the Way – where net zero was hit by 2048, and finally one – Steady Progression – where the deadline was missed, and the UK still emitting 258 MtCO2e in 2050.

Interest in UK Jobs from non-EU Candidates

During the past year, interest in UK jobs from candidates based outside the EU has increased by 20%, according to a new survey by Indeed.

For the first time in seven years, UK based jobs advertised on Indeed.com are attracting a greater number of clicks from outside the EU than from EU countries. 

Interest from the EU has seen only a slight increase of 1.3% since 2019. Overall, there has been a steady decline in EU interest since the 2016 Brexit referendum as EU citizens will face visa restrictions for the first time with the end of freedom of movement on December 31st.

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