Jonathan Li from SP Energy Networks formerly worked in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer Mechanic. After some time in the windfarm industry, Jonathan underwent a two-year apprenticeship with SP Energy Networks and is now fully qualified as a ‘Power Network Craftsperson’ after passing his robust end-point assessment with the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service this month.
“I’m delighted to be the 1,000th apprentice to graduate through the end-point assessment process with the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service.”
“I can honestly say, the quality of training I received as part of my apprenticeship has been the best in my career. The training is hands-on, I was able to build my experience and specialist know-how every day, and I was surrounded by a great team. This enabled me to feel confident and fully prepared for the final end-point assessment.”
The trailblazing service graduated its first apprentice in May 2016. With its leading position, the EUIAS continues to raise the bar of workforce competence and resilience, across all competitive markets and industries.
Dr Jacqueline Hall, Associate Director of the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service, said: “Graduating the 1,000th apprentice through the EUIAS is a huge achievement. We could not have reached this remarkable milestone without the collaboration and support from our sector employers, our dedicated expert assessors and above all the hard-working apprentices. In just over three years we have delivered a credible end-point assessment service which is now a leader in the utilities sector and wider industries. “Our end-point assessment service is well respected because it fulfils rigorous needs and ensures successful apprentices have the skills and competence they need to work safely across industries. I’m incredibly proud of our achievement and delighted that Jonathan, a service leaver, has become our 1,000th apprentice achiever. As a sector, we are striving to attract diverse, multi-skilled talent. Jonathan’s experience is vital for the sector and I wish him well in his future career.”
Nia Lowe, Strategic Workforce Renewals Manager from SP Energy Networks, commented: “SP Energy Networks is delighted that one of our apprentices is the 1,000th apprentice through end-point assessment with the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service. We have worked closely with the EUIAS on our apprenticeship programmes which are the cornerstone of our workforce renewal strategy. Jonathan Li is a worthy recipient of this recognition. He has demonstrated all the technical and behavioural competencies we expect and has been a proactive and positive leader within his cohort. I’m sure he will have a long and successful career with us.”
Stephen Stewart, SPM Distribution Director at SP Energy Networks, commented: “I am extremely proud of the craft apprenticeships we offer at SP Energy Networks. We have exciting times ahead as we transition to a low carbon future, and we have huge opportunities for development across our business as we facilitate the decarbonisation of the transport and heat networks. This will provide our trainees with great prospects to progress in our business and build a career for themselves.”
Talking about the opportunity for service leavers, Jonathan said:
“As a next step in their career, the utilities sector is a great opportunity for those leaving the Forces. It offers a similar supportive structure and you get to work as a team and get hands-on. I would strongly recommend it and in fact I have two friends who also joined an adult apprenticeship after seeing and hearing about my positive experience. It’s a great sector and I’m looking forward to building my career with SP Energy Networks.”
The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service provides end-point assessment on 10 English Apprenticeship Standards. To find out more.
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