The owner of an award-winning energy management and reduction company says apprenticeships are a great way to fill skills gaps in the workforce.
Stuart Pearce, managing director of Corsham-based SMARTech energy, used National Apprenticeship Week (March 5 to 9) to announce his firm would be taking on a fifth apprentice electrician.
The successful candidate, he said, would gain enhanced technical knowledge and a heightened understanding of the energy saving and environmental benefits of energy-saving technologies.
One SMARTech apprenticeship success story is Sam Wright-Green, who joined the company in 2016 as a junior energy consultant.
Through training and development from more experienced members of the team, Sam’s role has evolved to reflect the company’s growth and direction.
New company structures have been put in place and demands on workload and delivery have increased.
"Sam has not only stepped up to the mark, but has sought where possible, to exceed expectations and is now studying for the Energy Managers Association and for the professional Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers and actively applies his knowledge to the benefit of the company," said Stuart.
"Training and development raises knowledge levels to confidently make the right decisions for the benefit of not only the company, but the customer.
“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."