E.On to cut almost 700 jobs in next two years

Renewable energy giant says job losses will be mainly in support and management roles

Chiara Giordano
Thursday 19 November 2020 16:29 GMT
E.On energy company has announced plans to cut almost 700 jobs by 2022
E.On energy company has announced plans to cut almost 700 jobs by 2022

E.On is planning to cut almost 700 jobs over the next two years as part of the migration of customers to a new platform, the renewable energy giant has announced. 

The firm plans to cut 675 jobs, mainly in support and management roles, in its residential and SME supply business. 

This will coincide with the migration of npower and E.On customers to the new E.On Next platform, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, the company said.

An E.On spokesperson said there would be a proposed reduction of 20 roles in early 2021 as work to merge E.On’s and npower’s industrial and commercial business continues.  

They added in a statement: “We have updated colleagues today on plans to continue the transformation of a number of areas in our UK business – primarily in our residential and SME supply operation with a small number of roles from our industrial and commercial business.  

“This is not a new announcement; it’s the next level of detail on proposals which have previously been outlined to colleagues.  

“We are migrating npower and E.On customers to our new E.On Next platform and the efficiency improvements mean our residential and SME operation will ultimately be smaller in the future.  

“This process will align with plans to migrate customers to the new platform and will last until the end of 2022.  

“We will continue to consult fully with trade unions and any reduction in job numbers will be achieved over the course of the next two years, through voluntary means wherever possible.  

“As always, we’ll work with our colleagues to offer help and support, including guiding people to other opportunities within E.On.” 

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