Good Energy announces new apprenticeship scheme

By Anita Jaynes on 20 March, 2016

Chippenham-based green energy company Good Energy have announced a new apprenticeship scheme to mark National Apprenticeship week.

The fast-growing company will use the scheme to develop fresh talent, linking with schools and colleges to attract candidates.

“We’re delighted to work with our local community and offer great opportunities to join our award winning team. The apprenticeship scheme is an ideal way to gain first-hand, practical experience of a customer facing business in a real working environment.” said Francoise Woodward, Director of People and Culture at Good Energy.

Apprenticeships are recognised training schemes that help companies access Government funding for development, and apprentices work towards accredited qualifications.

Commenting on the announcement, Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan, said: “I am encouraging all Wiltshire based businesses to follow Good Energy and invest in apprentices. Not only are apprentices a huge boost to business, they are vital in closing the skills gap between education and the workplace.”

Good Energy, which supplies 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK has almost doubled in size over the last two years. It has announced plans to create 300 new jobs over the next five years.

The firm currently employs over 300 people at its offices in Chippenham and is currently hiring for a number of full and part time roles, including customer care advisors, team leaders and sales executives.

The company recently became accredited as a Living Wage employer, demonstrating its commitment as a forward thinking and socially responsible organisation.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2016 March 14-18) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.