Manx Gas is looking to “invest in the youth of the island” by offering up to three apprenticeships to candidates who can demonstrate their desire to work in an engineering based environment.
“After a difficult few years and a major restructure of the business we are now able to provide these opportunities,” said Robert Gardner, customer and network services director for International Energy Group (IEG),that has Manx Gas and the gas operations for the Channel Islands under its corporate umbrella.
“It is three years since the last apprentice joined so with youth unemployment so high we feel we are supporting local employment,” said Mr Gardner.
He added that the same opportunities are being made available in the Channel Islands, taking the total number of apprenticeships offered to six as part of the group’s overall business investment in young people with a determined work ethic.
“So far, there have been 19 candidates as a result of advertisements in local colleges, schools, job centres and on our website but we can accept further applications up to July 4. Ideally, we are looking for one of the apprentices to already have some form of electric/electronics certificate. We are holding an Assessment Day on Wednesday 9 July.”
The successful apprentices, who will study at a college in the UK and at their local college, will be fully funded by Manx Gas.
“We will dedicate a technical training officer to support them through a demanding apprenticeship which will provide excellent opportunities in the future,” declared Mr Gardner.
Applicants should email their CV and a covering letter to Ceri Maltwood at Ceri@hrnow.je
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