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ScottishPower are on the lookout for students to attend their Award Winning Engineering Foundation Programme

15/05/2014

ScottishPower is looking for students to apply for its Engineering Foundation Programme, and take the first step on the ladder towards securing one of the 4,000 roles that the energy company is creating over the next decade.

Around 50 places are available this year for applicants aged between 16 and 19 on courses at Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald Campus), Edinburgh College (Dalkeith Campus) and West Cheshire College.

The programme combines study at college with industry specific training at ScottishPower’s training centres at Dealain House in Cumbernauld or Hoylake in Merseyside.

Applicants must have an interest in engineering, and a minimum of 2 qualifications in Maths, English or Science at Intermediate Level 2 at Grade C or above (Scotland), or GCSE grade C (England & Wales) or equivalent qualifications.

Further benefits of the programme include a £200 per month training allowance, provision of personal protective equipment, and all training provided is free of charge.

Sheila Duncan, HR Director at ScottishPower said: “We believe that the energy sector offers school leavers a variety of attractive opportunities, and the potential to foster a lifelong career in a highly-skilled environment.

“ScottishPower alone will be supporting 4,000 roles in the next decade, with many thousands more being created across our supply chain and in the wider industry. The Engineering Foundation Programme offers school leavers an opportunity to take their first steps on the road towards a full-time career, and to develop skills that will serve them well in any future career that they establish.”

The closing date for applications this year is 30th May. The Engineering Foundation Programme is a full time college course which runs between September 2014 & July 2015.

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Media Information: ScottishPower Press Office, 0141 614 4660

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