Dr. Jacqueline Hall thanks sector employers during National Apprenticeship Week for their commitment to developing new talent.

Dr. Jacqueline Hall thanks sector employers during National Apprenticeship Week for their commitment to developing new talent.

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS) is supporting National Apprenticeship Week by giving sector apprentices the opportunity to demonstrate competence to work in safety-critical industries.

The EUIAS’ Associate Director, Jacqueline Hall thanks sector employers ‘for their commitment, sheer determination and resilience,’ in our short video > https://youtu.be/6FKwigpkDfA

“Graduate apprentices make an immediate impact to their organisations by being able to do the job they trained for with confidence and competence.”

The EUIAS provides high-quality end-point assessment services for nine of the 11 new English standards in this sector. Over 2,000 apprentices are currently undertaking an apprenticeship within energy and utilities organisations. Over 240 have already passed through its end-point assessment service and work in the sector with leading companies such as E.ON, Electricity North West, Morrison Utility Services, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, Severn Trent Water and UK Power Networks.

The Apprenticeships vary from level two (roughly equivalent to 5 GCSEs) up to Levels 6 and 7 (equal to a bachelor’s and master’s degree respectively), for roles based inside, in laboratories and offices, as well as roles for those who enjoy working outdoors and travelling. Together they offer upward social mobility, helping new recruits onto a career ladder that could lead to well-paid roles within the sector. The new recruits include, Zoe Finch, the first achiever and the first female engineer achiever at level 2 (now at E.ON).