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Alison Cox Q&A

Operator Alison Cox joined AESC when our first battery plant was still under construction. She became one of our longest serving and most respected operators before she retired at the end of February 2024. Her skill, experience and teamwork mean she’ll be missed by all of us at AESC UK. Before she left she shared […]

Rob – Maintenance apprenticeship Q&A

AESC is an organisation that prides itself on training its staff to become a highly skilled workforce. At the heart of this commitment is our four-year maintenance technician apprenticeship. It is the single biggest commitment, both in time and budget that we make in any of our staff. Maintenance Technician Rob, who has just completed […]

50 million electric vehicle battery cells

AESC UK builds its 50 millionth electric vehicle battery cell in Sunderland. Since 2012 AESC UK has built enough cells to power the equivalent of 250,000 electric vehicles. Over 79 of the staff who were here at the start of production are still with us today, including Maintenance Supervisor Kevin Strange, from Chilton, County Durham. […]

AESC Gigafactory update

Our new gigafactory has made great progress since December’s First Pillar event marked the official start of the project. AESC’s second Sunderland battery plant will have a capacity of 12 GWh and will employ more than a 1,000 people when operational in 2025. This represents a six fold increase in UK electric vehicle battery production […]

AESC shortlisted for North East Automotive Alliance awards

We are delighted to announce that two members of the AESC team have been shortlisted for the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) awards. Engineer Elena Westerman is the only female shortlisted in this year’s Graduate award category. Maintenance Technician Molly Craggs is one of three apprentices shortlisted for the Geoff Ford MBE Apprentice Award sponsored […]

AESC Sunderland Graduates and Apprentices – help build the future

Amy will be attending the Envision AESC Sunderland apprenticeship open days.

AESC Sunderland are building the future with ambitious plans for the UK’s biggest EV battery gigafactory. Last year saw record electric vehicle sales in the UK and demand is predicted to grow, as the UK strives to meet its net zero ambitions. As a result, we are growing our team to over 1,000 people in […]