A Fylde energy trader which has been running the rule over nine potential apprentices has called on other firms to use the schemes to build help a skilled local workforce.
LG Energy Group, formerly known as Local Green Energy, in association with InTraining has opened the doors to potential talent keen to work within the energy sector.
They have been put through their paces by the energy traders based on Whitehills Industrial estate.
Local Green Energy is part of the Greengen Group – a leading independent UK company specialising in developing, managing and operating renewable energy projects.
The UK’s leading anaerobic digestion company, Farmgen, is also part of the Greengen Group. The Fylde is fast becoming an energy hotspot, which is attracting many city based traders to the area to the area to fill the specialist roles. But the LG Energy Group,instead of relying on that, has turned to the apprentice scheme with the hope of developing a local skill base.
The company, which has previously employed apprentices, let the nine experience what it is like to work within the energy industry in roles including traders, analysts, sales and customer support.
Hannah Mumby became an apprentice with LG Energy in 2011 and has since become a valuable team member.
Omar Rahim, director of trading and operations said: “Apprentices can become a vital part of the company and the future of the business if they are exposed to the right environment.
“Finding jobs for young people can be very difficult, but businesses need to realise that by investing in apprentices, you are investing in the local community.
“Hannah has been fantastic for the company, showing a level of competency and commitment that has impressed us no end.”