Meet the Opus Energy apprentices (and their parents)

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

Opus Energy named in Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For!

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.

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

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 talent 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. Check out the links below.

 

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.” See more of what she had to say in her interview above.

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. Read what their preconceptions of apprenticeships were, and what they’ve found since discovering the Opus Energy  Apprenticeship Programme in this interview.

The 6 things you’ll need to know for your first apprenticeship

Thinking of applying for an apprenticeship? Find out the kind of things you’ll be asked to do in your application process, and how to best succeed.

With top tips from the Opus Energy recruitment team themselves, you can guarantee that this guide will be your best friend.

Here’s why you should join the small businesses investing in apprentices

Do you own or work in a small or medium sized enterprise? You may want to consider starting your own apprenticeship programme, if you don’t have one already.

This advice piece from Gift, Opus Energy’s SME business magazine, outlines everything you need to know about apprenticeships from an employer’s point of view. Make sure to check out the stats, with some compelling evidence of what an apprentice can bring to your business…

 

Keep an eye on Opus Energy Community where we post updates of what we do for recruitment in our local areas:Opus Energy Community: Supporting our Community

Or keep an eye on our current apprenticeship vacancies over on our careers page:

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