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Celebrating 30 years of flying high in the aviation sector
Celebrating 30 years of flying high in the aviation sector

Contracted since 1993, we have kept three major airports running smoothly 24/7, 365 days a year. For the past 30 years we have owned, operated and maintained critical infrastructure for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

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Pioneering solar car port launched at Council HQ

Northumberland County Council is celebrating the launch of its new state-of-the-art solar car port array - one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

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Partnering with bp pulse on the opening of their most powerful EV charging hub in London

We have partnered with bp pulse to install and project manage their new ultra-fast hub in Central London.

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UK Power Networks Services hires the cream of the crop

UK Power Networks Crawley Apprentices

A dairy herdsman has moo-ved to pastures new, pipping nearly 700 applicants to a prized role on UK Power Networks Services’ apprenticeship programme.

Andrew Collins, 39, from Crawley Downs, is training as a substation fitter with UK Power Networks Services at Gatwick Airport, gaining the skills that keep power flowing to essential electricity infrastructure. UK Power Networks and its commercial arm, UK Power Networks Services, are recruiting 54 apprentices in 2023, developing new skills to keep power flowing as experienced staff retire and serve the low carbon economy.

The apprentice will spend the next two years learning to maintain a reliable electricity network for a diverse range of commercial customers. Recruits train to become experts as either electrical linespeople, fitters or jointers and learn how to repair, maintain and connect overhead lines, substations or underground cables. Practical skills taught in the company’s dedicated training centres in Kent and Suffolk, will be put into practice during on-the-job training where they will live, work and serve their local communities.

Father of two, Andrew said:

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I will be maintaining and installing substation equipment. I had been looking for something different for a long time, so we had to open a bottle of bubbly in the evening when I got the great news about this job! I’m really looking forward to the training, starting on the network and learning something new. Variety is the spice of life and learning a new skill will be amazing. At this stage in life to have the opportunity to re-train at nearly 40 is amazing.

Another Crawley native joining the UK Power Networks’ apprenticeship programme will be Adam Walker, 32. Born and raised in Crawley, Adam will be training in Three Bridges to become a jointer, keeping power flowing in his local community.

Adam is no stranger to UK Power Networks, having worked alongside the company and its overhead linespeople as a tree cutter since 2010. In this jointer role, Adam will be maintaining, repairing, and connecting cables on UK Power Networks’ underground network.

He said:

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It gives me a sense of pride and makes me happy that I will be gaining the skills to put the lights back on for customers in the future. I enjoy helping people out. I've done 24/7 callouts in rain, sleet or shine. It is more difficult working in the storms, and safety comes first. UK Power Networks cares about its employees and its customers and I wanted to be a part of that.

Demand for places was high, with nearly 700 applications for 26 roles. The highly-acclaimed training scheme, accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, has a high retention rate of 98% and 25% of recruits achieve distinction. The apprentices train in Level 3 Apprenticeship Standards.

Phil Beach, chief executive Energy & Utility Skills, the skills body for the gas, power, waste management and water industries, said:

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We are delighted that new power apprentices are starting their careers at UK Power Networks on the high quality, future-facing apprenticeship standards that are an important part of our work in delivering a safe, skilled and sustainable workforce with employers. As a provider of rigorous end point assessment, Energy & Utility Skills Independent Assessment Service is confident that these power apprenticeships will provide the best possible start to new careers.
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