MHI VESTAS is holding a careers fair on Saturday as part of a major recruitment drive at the Isle of Wight blade factory.

The fair will be held at the site on Stag Lane, Newport, from 10am to 2pm.

The company said it is expanding and looking to hire hundreds of additional people.

With more than 300 people already employed at the blade manufacturing facility, MHI Vestas promises newcomers an attractive salary and benefits package and a strong training program.

A spokesperson for the company said: "Whatever type of person you are and wherever you are on your career path, we offer many possibilities for a career that is tailored to your personal ambitions.

"If you are practical, have a positive attitude, and want to be part of something big, then we want to work with you.

"No previous experience is necessary as we provide on the job training and options to gain new qualifications, including NVQs with CECAMM."

The jobs fair will include a tour of the facility and an opportunity to meet the team.

Ben, a production operative, one of the 'shell' team members, who has a hands-on role laying materials of the blade in its mould, said: "Because we’re building world-class blades it might seem like you can’t work here unless you have relevant experience in the industry, but it’s not the case.

"I had five intensive days of training before joining my team and once I got started I quickly started gaining new skills and experience.

"I spoke to my shift lead straight away about getting additional training and within two months I had my first new qualification.

"It’s always a pretty proud moment when a blade leaves the factory and you know that your hands-on work is an important part of the finished product.

"I can see myself working here for years to come and I’m looking forward to getting more training under my belt."

Amy, group lead, joined in 2013 and is now managing a team building some of the world's biggest serially produced wind turbine blades.

She said: "Every team is different. All capabilities and all characteristics are catered for — and it works because we have a common goal.

"We need teamwork to build these amazing 80 metre blades and we all need to share the same values, which means turning up on time and working together. We have a great team atmosphere.

"There’s nothing a woman can’t do. My advice is the same to everyone thinking about applying for a role here — if you have a can-do attitude and want to be a part of an industry that is making a positive difference to the world, you’ll be just the right person."

There is no need to register for the jobs fair, just bring a CV and short covering letter.