SMARTech energy pledges support of council initiative to help region’s young workforce

Corsham-based energy reduction specialist, SMARTech energy has signed up to Wiltshire Council’s‘Be Involved’ initiative in a show of commitment to the support of young people in the workforce.

The ‘Be Involved’ campaign is a Swindon and Wiltshire initiative in which local organisations pledge to work together to support youngsters in the workplace.

Catherine Brooks, employment liaison assistant at Wiltshire Council, said: “Access to apprenticeships and internships is essential for preparing those starting out in the workplace to compete in today’s workforce and we are delighted to have SMARTech energy on board”.

She continued: “We know that for many starting out in the workforce, there isn’t a direct line to success and that the more opportunities young people have to gain work experience, the better chance they have for future career success.”.

According to SMARTech energy, apprentices already play “an important role” in the firm’s success as it grows.

Stuart Pearce, managing director of SMARTech energy, explained: “Getting the right team in the right roles is essential to maintaining business growth. SMARTech energy insists on quality and excellence from staff at every level of the customer process and there is a great deal of individual attention given to developing members of staff and when skills gaps or development opportunities arise, these are quickly identified and progressed”.

The company’s specialist SMARTech electrical services team currently has two Apprentice Electricians in their third year of training from Wiltshire College. With on-the-job mentoring and guidance, both apprentice electricians are now set to “gain vital experience and technical knowledge” of the energy saving and environmental benefits of energy-saving technologies.

Stuart added: “I would urge any business yet to take on an apprentice to do so. Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships are a great way to learn vital skills while earning money and our pledge to the Be Involved campaign further validates our commitment to our staff, customers and our future business growth”.

For more information about the ‘Be Involved’ scheme visit: https://workwiltshire.co.uk/beinvolved/

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