Retraining Opportunities

Are you aged under 24? Are you looking for work, but not currently in education, employment or training (NEET)? Do you want a job where you can learn and build a fulfilling career? A traineeship, apprenticeship or work experience placement could be the answer.

These options will give you invaluable experience within energy and utilities sector. Show that you’re committed and eager to learn, and you could soon have the foundation for an exciting long-term career.

Short term placements provide valuable insight into what it’s actually like to work in the Energy & Utility sector, helping guide you to make the right career decision, whilst giving you some practical experience. This may lead on to other opportunities such as traineeships or apprenticeships. To help you prepare, check out our resources section.

For an apprenticeship, you’ll need at least four GCSEs at Grade C or above

For engineering roles, you need to be good at science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

Train and gain…

A traineeship can last between four weeks and six months. It includes a work experience placement and an element of Maths/English learning, depending on your current level.

This is how it works. You’ll join an employer, who’ll be fully accredited. You’ll learn about their business and you may have the chance to gain a vocational qualification that’s specific to your industry – ideal for launching your future career. When you complete the traineeship, your employer might offer you an apprenticeship, a job interview or a summary of what you’ve achieved with references to take with you. You may even land a permanent job.

Be ready to work on ground-breaking projects – in all weathers

Commercial roles, such as customer service, are available too 

Become an apprentice…

With an apprenticeship, you’ll get a real job, plus the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications – all while earning a salary. Apprenticeships are offered by some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies. That means you’ll get incredible experience as you develop a broad array of skills.

This is how it works. Over the course of the apprenticeship (up to four years), you’ll learn both in the classroom and in a hands-on job. There’ll be all kinds of ground-breaking projects to tackle – perhaps helping to build wind farms or roll out smart electricity meters. These kinds of projects demand a reasonable level of physical fitness. Rest assured, you’ll have support at every stage from a personal mentor.

For more information, take a look at the Related Links section on this page.

CV Tips for applying for Traineeships or Apprenticeships

Interview Tips for Traineeships or Apprenticeships

Resources