Blackpool based LG Energy is helping three school leavers to surge forward in their careers.
Hannah Mumby, 18, Jacob Inglis, 18 and Louis Weir, 18, all joined the company - which advises commercial clients on managing their energy costs – as apprentices, with Hannah having now secured a permanent position.
The trio were introduced to LG Energy through national training and recruitment provider Intraining and form part of the successful sales team.
Hannah, from St Annes, joined the company two years ago as a Business Administration apprentice, and is now a Sales Support Executive. She has been full time for 10 months has almost completed her level three qualification but is on the look-out for further studies.
Her attitude, work ethic and determination to succeed impressed so much that when it came to recruiting new team members LG Energy immediately looked to employ more apprentices.
Karen La Grand, Commercial Development Manager at LG Energy, said: “Hannah really opened my eyes to the benefits that apprentices can bring. We have given Hannah exposure to each department of our business and she has consistently exceeded expectations.
“Being able to develop staff in this way also really helps with both training and recruitment costs.
“We turned to Intraining to help us recruit more apprentices and after a careful selection process hired Jacob and Louis as Telephone Energy Consultants.
“They’ve been with us for three months now and are already proving to be a huge success.”
Jacob, from South Shore, left school with two GCSEs and then went to college.
After completing a level 3 certificate in Environmental Technology Systems he began looking for an Apprenticeship opportunity in the energy sector.
“It took me a year to find the Apprenticeship that was just right for me,” said Jacob.
“After being at college I knew that I didn’t want to be in a classroom environment anymore but I still wanted the opportunity to learn, which is why this was the perfect route.”
After studying his A-levels at Lytham High School, Louis, from St Annes, knew that he wanted to follow an Apprenticeship,.
With the support of Intraining he secured the position at LG Energy, and hasn’t looked back.
“I didn’t want to be saddled with the debt of uni,” he said, “but I knew that I still wanted to learn. It’s great being able to do this on the job, instantly applying the theory that I learn.”
Stephen Preyzner, of Intraining said: “It’s great to see local businesses embracing the virtues of apprentices, especially at a time when youth unemployment is still on the rise.”