Accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and a very proud member of the Sunday Times’ ‘Top 100 Companies to Work For’ list, Lightsource is always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic individuals to join our team. As the leaders of a fast-paced, evolving industry, we’ve got a wide range of opportunities across the business, from marketing to management, development to deployment, planning to performance maintenance and much, much more. If you want the chance to be part of a growing movement towards sustainability and low energy costs, there may well be a place for you at Lightsource, Europe’s largest solar power company.
Staff know their company makes the world a better place, giving this measure a top-10 score of 84% positive, and they believe Lightsource does its best to protect the environment (80% and another top-10 result).
Founded in 2010 by chief executive Nick Boyle and just six employees, the company now numbers 325. It moved to new London headquarters in Holborn this year, and has further offices in Bath, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin. Employees give clients expert advice, equipment and support that can bring their power-generating sideline to life. – Dominic O’Connel, Business Editior, The Sunday Times
I joined Lightsource in September 2014, as a Graduate Project Developer, straight out of university. To begin with, my role was a supporting one, getting to grips with the solar industry, while supporting my team members and progressing to take on more responsibility over the development process. Just over a year later I became a Project Developer for the Ireland team, working on setting up the business locally in Dublin, developing the pipeline and taking sites to through to planning application stage. Lightsource is staffed by people of similar interests and mind-sets, there’s a great team spirit, questions and discussions are actively encouraged – overall it’s a very fulfilling, enjoyable company to work for.
I joined Lightsource on the first official day of work, when it was just six people huddled around two laptops, and from that first moment the ethos was clear: no mucking about, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Being in a small start-up requires a lot of flexibility, my first 18 months involved working across a range of disciplines. Every project and every year has presented its own challenges, and it feels like I have worked for several different companies in my time at Lightsource – the start-up, the rapidly expanding SME, and now the established industry leader. Throughout this period of growth, one of the main things that has kept me at Lightsource is the people and culture. I am surrounded by intelligent, hard-working professionals, an energetic atmosphere where everyone truly wants to make a difference.
I joined Lightsource in July 2014 as a Junior Technician and Apprentice. I started off with very little electrical knowledge, learning the basics of both the field and office-based aspects of the role, while attending college one day a week. Throughout my apprenticeship, the team and managers encouraged me to develop my skills, and now I am a Technician, fully qualified, with AP1 status, as well as OP40, G59 and first aid qualifications. There are lots of opportunities to extend your knowledge and gain more qualifications through training, which is one of the best things about working for Lightsource.
I joined Lightsource as Executive Assistant in 2010, when the company was in its infancy. It’s been a privilege to be part of such phenomenal growth– the opportunity for career development here is huge, as that pioneering entrepreneurial spirit still remains despite our size. This nurturing environment has enabled my career to progress, and I now lead the Marketing & Communications team, providing support to the entire business, from product development through to customer service. Lightsource’s ethos is to encourage and support innovation, which gives all employees great potential for growth. We are continually challenged to push boundaries and even the smallest task can have a big impact.
I joined Lightsource in July 2013 as a Field Service Engineer (FSE), before much of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) framework was in place. I’m now the East Anglian and Midlands O&M Regional Manager, running a team of 16 FSEs. The journey has been a rollercoaster, but a truly enjoyable one. I’m now in a position to be able to help other FSEs within O&M to develop and progress their career paths, which is possibly the favourite aspect of my job. I enjoy working alongside a great team that I’ve had an active role in developing. When you join Lightsource, you are joining a company that cares passionately about the areas that it in operates in, and at the same time a company that is willing to invest in the people they employ.
I joined Lightsource in March 2014, as a junior lawyer. The in-house legal team works in partnership both with other legal professionals and members of the rest of the business. To begin with, I worked predominantly on the acquisitions of large-scale solar projects, but over time my role evolved to cover a more complex range of matters affecting the day-to-day business of Lightsource, and I am now a senior lawyer, overseeing a small team. My job is interesting, challenging and varied; given the dynamic nature of Lightsource’s business, there’s always a new project to get involved in and a new area of law to develop your skills in. Lightsource is a unique company to work for. The management team and their employees are passionate about what the company does and it shows!
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