08 March 2017 13:41
E.ON apprentices compete to be crowned Apprentice Team of the Year 2017
A team of
nine apprentices from energy company E.ON will be taking part in the Brathay
Apprentice Challenge 2017 and competing to be named Apprentice Team of the Year
– with activity commencing to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.
Now in its
sixth year, the annual Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2017 sees teams undertake a
series of exciting and interactive work-related challenges to develop new
skills and engage with young people and businesses to promote the benefits of
As part of
the challenge the E.ON apprentices will also be presenting to young people at
schools, youth groups and careers fairs and sharing their own personal
experiences to raise awareness of apprenticeships and encourage others to
consider them as an option for their future.
Apprentices have begun their activity in the community to coincide with
National Apprenticeship Week, and will be visiting a number of schools this
week to present to pupils in assemblies and take part in careers fairs:
Wednesday 8th March Blessed
Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, Burton-on-Trent - Assembly presentation
Thursday 9th March
Apprenticeship Week Fair, Gloucester
Thursday 9th March Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy,
Walsall - Careers Fair
Friday 10th March All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham - World of Work event
will earn points for the number of people they speak to as part of the
challenge, both within the wider community and their own organisation.
are also planning to use their skills and expertise within the local community
to complete a challenge at a school in the South West by updating the external
lighting to help enable the school to become more energy efficient.
Dave Newborough, UK HR Director at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased to be taking part in the
Brathay Apprentice Challenge for the first time. Apprenticeships are hugely important for E.ON
to ensure that we’re investing in our future, providing people with real
training and job opportunities and have the talented workforce we need to help
make sure our customers have the support they need and recognise us as their
first choice provider.
apprentices taking part in the challenge come from a mixture of business areas,
ranging from Highways Lighting to Human Resources, so they have a range of
skills and experiences that they can share.”
Tom Clarke, a Highways Lighting Apprentice at
E.ON who is taking part in the challenge, said: “It’s really exciting to be part of the challenge and we can’t wait to start
going out into the community. When deciding what I wanted to do after leaving
school, it seemed to me that the only option available was studying for a
degree at university. After doing some research I realised that there were many
other options and one of those was an apprenticeship.
“Now I’m two
years on, having secured an apprenticeship at E.ON where I learn something new
every day and get to put the valuable skills I gain into practice straight away,
I’ve realised that this was absolutely the right path for me.
really keen to share my experiences with other young people about to make these
important decisions, to encourage them to consider apprenticeships as a career option
which, as in my case, may be the best choice for them.”
information about E.ON’s apprenticeship opportunities visit eon-uk.com/careers
information on the Brathay Apprentice Challenge visit brathay.com/challenge
Notes to editors
The Brathay Apprentice Challenge
The Brathay Apprentice Challenge
(#BAC17) is the search for the apprentice team of the year, supported by the
National Apprenticeship Service.
Teams initially compete on a
regional level with eight teams then progressing to the National Finals with
the Challenge culminating in a four day Logistical and Team Building Finale at
Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters in June 2017. The apprentice team of
the year 2017 will be announced on 14 June.
The challenges are designed to
ensure that the teams demonstrate their team building, leadership, logistical
and communications abilities. With teams working together on the Brathay
Apprentice Challenge, the apprentices and employers benefit from an enhanced
To win the Brathay Apprentice
Challenge, teams undertake a series of exciting and interactive work-related
challenges to develop new skills and showcase their employer by engaging with
young people and businesses to promote the benefits of apprenticeships.
Teams of nine apprentices can be
from a single employer, a group of small businesses, an industry, supply chain
or training provider.
With teams working together on the
Brathay Apprentice Challenge, the apprentices and employers benefit from an
enhanced apprenticeship experience.
To find out more and to enter a
team visit brathay.com/challenge
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