Northern Powergrid utility apprenticeships
By: Northern Powergrid
For example, Northern Powergrid, provider of EV charger installation and electricity distributor to eight million people across the North East, Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire, has partnered with UK energy and utilities organisations to create job ready apprenticeships for a diverse and talented workforce prepared with the knowledge and skills to provide a framework for workers in the utility sector to work within with governments, regulators, and key interest groups. These apprentices will develop as key workers in investing back into communities, with 50 per cent of Energy and Utilities Jobs website traffic being female, a big win for encouraging women into science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) sectors.
Andy Bilclough, director of field operations at Northern Powergrid, said: "The Energy and Utilities Sector will require 277,000 people over the next decade to deliver the essential services we provide for our customers.
"We're one of 30 major organisations that form the Energy and Skills Partnership, working together to ensure the industry has the safe, skilled, diverse, and sustainable workforce needed to deliver essential services to the public now, and to meet the fast-changing requirements in the future."
I'm thinking of doing a traineeship
Traineeships can be useful in preparing young people for the world of work, for example in retail or painting and decorating. Quality work placements provide valuable work experience, with the length depending on which company you decide to join. You'll be taught handy CV writing tips, interview techniques and on the job skills.
You'll be assigned a mentor to monitor your progress and make sure you're receiving the experience you need to move forward. If you didn't get at least a grade four (grade C in the old GCSE grading) in English or Maths, you could struggle to find a job and develop your career. Traineeships offer the ability to achieve these grades so you're more employable in the future and perhaps earn a place on an apprenticeship in the future.
Young people's career prospects suffer the most in crises like the current time, with companies trimming recruitment and existing jobs. Government schemes and intervention in helping business get back on its feet and the next generation of workers to get started working towards their futures.
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