September marks a new beginning for 162 successful applicants on ScottishPower’s highly regarded training programmes.
This latest wave of trainee recruitment, the largest in over 5 years, will see students including apprentices and graduates join the Glasgow headquartered company during a period of significant growth and investment.
ScottishPower has already invested heavily to develop its pre-apprentice programme establishing technical partnerships with colleges and universities across the UK to provide entry level qualifications to its apprenticeship programme through the Engineering Foundation course.
As a result, 42 students are now starting a National Certificate in Electrical Work at Cardonald College in Glasgow, Jewel and Esk College in Edinburgh and West Cheshire College.
On the apprentice programme, 48 students have been selected from over one thousand applications to begin a two –year apprenticeship in the Company’s Networks business which recently announced plans for a £5.2bn investment programme, creating as many as 2,500 jobs in the sector over the next decade.
Thirteen students will join the company’s Higher Skills programme on a three - year development role and 27 will join the Adult Craft Trainee Programme lasting 18 months.
The company has also successfully recruited 32 Graduates, some of whom will join the company on a 2 year development programme working towards the Engineering Council (ECUK) and Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) competencies required for achieving Chartered Status (CEng).
Sheila Duncan, Director of Human Resources at ScottishPower, said: “We are focussed on attracting future talent into our range of highly credited training programmes - making sure we have the right people in place to deliver our long term investment plans.”
“Right now, ScottishPower is investing in some of the biggest electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects the UK has seen in over half a century, securing a safe reliable energy supply for decades to come. But there is still a growing skills shortage coming through to replace an ageing workforce that is nearing retirement.”
“ScottishPower’s training programmes are ideal for young people who are seeking alternative routes to full-time higher education and want to ‘earn while they learn’, and also adults looking to progress their career by accessing higher skills and qualifications.”
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