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Power company takes award for best in class training

The company that keeps the lights on for 18million people across London, the East and South East of England has been recognised for how it trains its young apprentices and aspiring engineers.

From Press releases - 13 September 2019 12:00 AM

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UK Power Networks picked up the Training Provider (In-house Team) Award at the National Skills Academy’s ‘People in Power Awards’ last night. 

Hosted by comedian and actress Francesca Martinez, the awards highlight the breadth of talent across the power industry.

The awards recognise both the individuals and teams who are driving the development of highly skilled roles in an industry that is at the forefront of innovating new technology delivering society’s aim of being a carbon net-zero country by 2050.

Welcoming the award, head of technical training and assurance, Dudley Sparks said: “I’m delighted that the UK Power Networks training teams have received this recognition. Our vision is to be an employer of choice so by delivering a high-quality, industry-leading training programme for our staff, we are achieving this vision.”

UK Power Networks is currently training around 100 apprentices across the East of England, the South East and London studying how to safely repair, maintain and connect overhead power lines (linespeople), underground cables (jointers), or electricity substations (fitters).

UK Power Networks is currently number nine in the Sunday Times list of Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, as voted for by its employees, and was the first electricity network to gain the National Equality Standard.