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Meet the Opus Energy apprentices (and their parents)

9th April 2015

Local talent is something we’re really proud to promote at Opus Energy, and our employees are valuable assets to the company.

March 2015 saw the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week: a UK nod to the young talent that bolsters the workforce and a push for employers to provide training and qualification opportunities for budding talent.

So what better time to shine the light on the apprentices of Opus Energy?

Meet the apprentices (and their parents)

We run a thriving apprenticeship programme that was started in 2012, and has since grown to offer apprenticeships across many areas of the business. We work with Northampton College to recruit local students and provide them with a nationally recognised qualification, as well as a full salary and plenty of opportunity to progress their career path.

Interested in hearing more? We’ve been busy asking our apprentices for their experiences, as well as providing some tips and advice for wannabe-apprentices and businesses who might also want to start an apprenticeship programme.

The Apprentice Case Studies: Poppy

Poppy is a Business Administration apprentice, currently working towards her NVQ level 2 qualification. So far, she’s found the apprenticeship an opportunity to grow in confidence and experience. Take it from her:

“I feel the apprenticeship Opus Energy offers is in another league compared to most apprenticeship opportunities. It makes you feel like you are part of the team.”

Opus Energy Apprenticeship Programme: A parents’ perspective

As apprenticeships can be offered to anyone aged 16 or above, many young people are researching career paths with their parents’ support – so what do they think of apprenticeships?

Anne and Nigel are the parents of Aiden Thomas, who is working as an apprentice in the Registrations team, and they're happy with how his time with the company has gone so far:

"We were reassured by Aiden’s enthusiasm for the apprenticeship and by the commitment that Opus Energy placed on their Apprenticeship Programme, with thoroughness of the selection, induction and on-the-job training processes."

"We are very happy with the support and development Aiden is receiving at Opus Energy. We cannot state that every other apprenticeship opportunity in the market is equally beneficial, but the Opus Energy programme can be taken as a benchmark of how it should be done."

The 6 things you’ll need to know for your first apprenticeship Thinking of applying for an apprenticeship? Keep an eye on Opus Energy's Careers page.