apprenticeships

First apprentice appointed on North London Heat & Power Project

Gas

First apprentice appointed on North London Heat & Power Project

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has announced the appointment of the first apprentice for the North London Heat & Power Project (NLHPP), a major investment project to modernise Edmonton EcoPark.

Delivering the networks of the future

Heat

Delivering the networks of the future

Network spoke to Steven Read, trainee programmes manager at UK Power Networks, about how apprenticeships will be crucial to developing the smart infrastructure of the future.

“Winning means you have impressed your colleagues”

Gas

“Winning means you have impressed your colleagues”

As the deadline for entering the Network Awards 2020 approaches, Network is asking the judging panel for their tips on writing an impactful entry that stands out from the crowd. John Parsons, director of digital at the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers' Association, hopes to find a sector clued up on cyber security and digitalisation.

Almost 100 apprentices start work at SSE

Power

Almost 100 apprentices start work at SSE

SSE is putting its latest generation of energy workers at the forefront of tackling climate change with the appointment of almost 100 apprentices who started work this week.

Quality apprenticeships for networks

Gas

Quality apprenticeships for networks

Dr Jacqueline Hall, associate director of the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS), discusses the importance of assessing apprentices working in the sector.

Apprentices start work at UK Power Networks

Power

Apprentices start work at UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks has recruited 16 new apprentices.

Wales & West launches 2018 apprenticeship programme

Gas

Wales & West launches 2018 apprenticeship programme

Wales & West Utilities has launched a new apprenticeship programme.

Energy and utilities sector welcomes commitment to apprenticeships

Gas

Energy and utilities sector welcomes commitment to apprenticeships

Leading employers in the energy and utilities sector have welcomed the government's continued commitment to apprenticeships - a year on from the levy's go-live date of 6 April 2017.*

Addressing the skills shortage

Gas

Addressing the skills shortage

January 2018 saw the launch of the government's Year of the Engineer initiative to encourage young people and their parents to consider careers in the sector to address the UK shortfall. Kate Davies, chief operating officer at Energy & Utility Skills Group, discusses this and the work its doing to address skills shortages in the sector.

Apprentices graduate from ENW’s apprenticeship programme

Power

Apprentices graduate from ENW’s apprenticeship programme

Eight apprentices at Electricity North West will embark on a career in the power sector after completing a three-year apprenticeship scheme.

One year anniversary for Skills Strategy

Power

One year anniversary for Skills Strategy

Employers from UK gas and power companies have supported the Energy and Utilities Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy during its inaugural year.

New apprentices taken on by Electricity North West

People & Skills

New apprentices taken on by Electricity North West

Future engineers from across the North West have started a career with Electricity North West after embarking on a four-year apprenticeship scheme.

SSEN apprentices complete scheme

People & Skills

SSEN apprentices complete scheme

Fourteen Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) apprentices have graduated after successfully completing SSE's Power Networks Craftsperson Apprenticeship.

WWU invites applications for 2017 apprentice intake

Gas

WWU invites applications for 2017 apprentice intake

Gas distributor Wales and West Utilities (WWU) is inviting applications for its apprentice programme as part of its long term commitment to recruit from across the area it serves.

Q&A: training from the top

People & Skills

Q&A: training from the top

The training of senior management must not be neglected if the right culture is to be achieved in a company, Ian Dormer, managing director of Rosh Engineering warns.

WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

Power

WPD to recruit 89 new craft apprentices

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is to recruit 89 new apprentices to its company as part of its 2017 apprenticeship recruitment campaign.

23% rise in apprenticeship applications for WPD

People & Skills

23% rise in apprenticeship applications for WPD

A social media based recruitment campaign has helped Western Power Distribution boost applications to its apprenticeship opportunities by almost a quarter.

New industry accord secures skills investment

Power

New industry accord secures skills investment

27 energy and utility companies and suppliers have pledged to uphold a new accord to drive investment in skills throughout the industry supply chain.

Innovating for skills

Innovation, technology & operations

Innovating for skills

A novel approach to developing and accrediting apprenticeship standards for utilities has made innovation in workforce renewal a business as usual activity argues Nick Ellins.

WWU increases apprenticeship intake by 200 per cent

Gas

WWU increases apprenticeship intake by 200 per cent

Wales and West Utilities (WWU) has recruited 200 per cent more apprentices than it did in 2013 as it delivers on its commitment to invest in young people and attract them to the gas industry.

Government updates Apprenticeship Levy plans

Power

Government updates Apprenticeship Levy plans

The government has published new information on the practicalities of the apprenticeship levy, which takes effect in April 2017.

Collaboration on skills gaps brings benefits for all

People and skills

Collaboration on skills gaps brings benefits for all

Trailblazer could disarm a ticking time bomb

People and skills

Trailblazer could disarm a ticking time bomb

The first apprentices have now graduated from the power network craftsperson trailblazer apprenticeship which could make a major contribution to addressing the power sector’s skills gaps, says Chris Degg.

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoints new chair

Gas

Energy & Utility Skills Group appoints new chair

The energy and utilities sector body for development of skills and training standards has appointed Jan Ward CBE as its new chair.

UKPN apprentices inaugurate new Trailblazer standard

Power

UKPN apprentices inaugurate new Trailblazer standard

15 UKPN apprentices have become the first trainees to graduate from the power network craftsperson apprenticeship programme.

Clarity lacking on apprenticeship levy

Power

Clarity lacking on apprenticeship levy

As network operators struggle to address skills gaps, uncertainty prevails over the delivery of support for apprenticeship training across the UK.

UK power engineering capability eroding

People and skills

UK power engineering capability eroding

A dip in network infrastructure procurement has the potential for serious ramifications in the industry skills base says Alastair Dawson.

Are industry skills challenges insurmountable?

Heat

Are industry skills challenges insurmountable?

Energy networks are struggling to make an impact on their skills outlook despite strong investment in STEM engagement schemes. What needs to change to make a difference?