Utilitywise partners with NECC Training Ltd. and Rising Star, Zenith People’s youth recruitment service, to launch apprenticeship programme
A leading Newcastle-based utilities consultancy has today announced a partnership with other prominent North East organisations, resulting in the creation of 11 new apprenticeships.
Utilitywise, a fast-growing energy company that helps businesses manage their utilities and reduce their consumption, already has 1,800 staff based across multiple sites and c. 30,000 clients in the UK and Ireland.
This new partnership will see the team working closely with NECC Training Ltd. and employment specialists Rising Star, Zenith People’s youth recruitment service, who will be helping to support the apprentices throughout their placement.
The successful candidates are aged between 16-24 years old and come from across the region. The roles are based predominantly within the customer service department at Utilitywise and whilst learning on the job the apprentices will also be working towards a related NVQ.
The candidates will be supported by an apprenticeship assessor who will be based on site at the company’s head office in North Tyneside, along with internal coaches and team managers that will be on hand to support them throughout their training.
Adrienne McFarland, People Operations Director at Utilitywise, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our new apprentices who will gain a wealth of experience working for an ambitious, thriving company during a period of growth.
“This a very exciting time for Utilitywise and whilst there is undoubtedly a lot to learn, there is real potential for the candidates to progress and develop with us. We are looking forward to supporting them in taking their first steps on the career ladder.”
Suzanne Slater, Regional Manager for NECC Training Ltd., added: “We are delighted to be working with Utilitywise on this programme. It is very important to NECC Training Ltd. that we partner with businesses that are committed to developing the North East workforce of tomorrow.
“We are very much looking forward to seeing the apprentices in action and are keen to ensure that they have a full, robust learning experience that stands them in good stead for their future career path.”
Rebecca Hutchinson, Commercial Recruitment Manager for Zenith People, stated: “It is great to be working with organisations that see the importance and understand the value that apprentices can bring to an organisation.
“By working with Utilitywise and NECC Training Ltd. in this way we are opening up a world of opportunity to young people in the area and are hopeful that we can place more apprentices with the company in the near future.”
Notes to editors
As one of the UK’s leading business energy and water consultancies, Utilitywise is already advising c.30,000 clients, helping them to get the most value from their energy through better procurement and services that allow them to be more energy efficient.
Having grown from a start-up business in 2006 to managing an effective IPO in 2012, Utilitywise understands the needs and concerns of its small, medium and large customers. It works with clients ranging from South Tyneside Bowls and Social Club and the University of Bradford to FTSE100 BAE Systems and AstraZeneca. Utilitywise aims to debunk the myths that exist around utilities and support businesses across the UK to spend less time worrying about utilities and more energy running their companies.
Utilitywise is a UK company quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.utilitywise.com
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