Morrison Utility Services has appointed 10 overhead line (OHL) apprentices to its Northern Powergrid contract team.
Supported by dedicated mentors, each apprentice will undergo the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering – Overhead Lines (2339-23) and Level 2 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering – Distribution and Transmission (Technical Knowledge) (2339-17).
During the first 4 months of their apprenticeships, the new recruits will attend the Utility Construction Training Centre in Carrington, Manchester, in order to acquire appropriate, transferable knowledge, skills and competencies before progressing to practical, onsite experience alongside their new colleagues.
Commenting on the recruitment of the new apprentices, Charles Morrison, Chief Executive, Morrison Utility Services, said: “Recruiting fresh talent through apprenticeships schemes such as this delivers significant value to the business by ensuring that we are well positioned to maintain our skills base. Apprenticeships represent a key element of our long-term skills development and resourcing plans and our objective is to provide each apprentice with a thorough understanding of our business and to equip them with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and practical, hands-on experience required in order to make an effective contribution to our business and that of our clients. ”
Ged Shannon, Executive Director, Morrison Utility Services, said: “The issue of the utility sector’s ageing workforce is well documented and apprenticeships represent a great way to attract new talent. Apprenticeships provide an exceptional opportunity to acquire new skills or to retrain for a new career path and Morrison Utility Services has developed some exceptional people through its apprenticeship schemes over recent years. We are delighted to welcome these recruits to the Northern Powergrid OHL apprenticeship programme and we wish them every success in their careers with Morrison Utility Services. ”
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