Energy firm rated top for commitment to apprenticeships

UK apprenticeships

Investing in a future workforce has led to UK Power Networks being named as the best energy and utility firm for apprenticeships, and second in the country among all companies.

The firm, which delivers electricity to 8.3million homes and businesses across London, the East and South East has been voted top utility in this year’s TheJobCrowd listing.

The company is employer of choice for its 6,000 geographically-spread, predominantly field-based workforce as well as future recruits, through providing dynamic opportunities which will help the UK transition to a low carbon future.

The focus is on providing diverse workforce and investing in career progression, job satisfaction and recognition for delivering consistently high performance.

Jazz Chaggar, talent acquisition manager at UK Power Networks, comments: “Apprentices are the future of our company. This is a great time to become an engineer, with the need to deliver the maintenance and asset upgrades plus new innovative engineering solutions to meet Net Zero.”

Phil Beach CBE, chief executive of Energy & Utility Skills, says: “As a member of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, UK Power Networks has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to supporting apprenticeships and welcoming new talent into the sector. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”

UK Power Networks was recently highly commended in the Regional Apprenticeship Awards 2020, hold the National Equality Standard and is rated a ‘Platinum’ employer by Investors in People. Its next intake of 21 apprentices are due to start in September

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