Energy Assets invests in people for future success
Published: 8 October 2019 - Carly Wills
Energy Assets has announced a major investment in its apprenticeship programme – and plans for a graduate intake - to help meet its future skills requirements.
The metering, energy data and network services company will be doubling the number of apprentices it employs by the end of 2020 and aims to launch a new graduate training scheme in the next 12 months.
“The success of our business has seen our headcount grow from 262 to almost 800 since 2016, and central to our ability to deliver the strategic vision for the company in the future will be the investment we make in developing a highly skilled and diverse workforce,” said Will Moir, head of learning and development at Energy Assets.
“So we will be doubling our apprenticeship programme to provide around 35 new career opportunities across the full spectrum of our operations in 2020, whilst at the same time working in partnership with the higher education sector to pave the way for a new graduate scheme.”
These training and development programmes will benefit all Energy Assets’ operational centres across Scotland, England and Wales, with apprenticeships offered in business administration, warehousing, IT, planning, data management and engineering.
All Energy Assets’ apprenticeships meet nationally-recognised standards and are delivered via a mix of in-house support and external training from colleges or commercial providers.
One of the company’s rising stars is Sean Kane, who has just completed a Level 4 apprenticeship in his role as an IT support analyst. Kane now has the option to take his knowledge to the next stage with a Level 5 qualification, which is the equivalent of a Higher Education Diploma/Foundation Degree.
Kane said: “This apprenticeship has been invaluable in helping me understand my role in a real-world environment, given me the technical expertise I need and taught me a great deal about the sector.”
The graduate programme, currently under development, aims to provide entrants with high level experiences across a range of business disciplines.