g2 Energy proudly supports National Apprenticeship Week


g2 Energy currently employ five apprentices, three of whom are based at our Head Office in Buckinghamshire, and two at our Warehouse facility in Milton Keynes. The company are supporting the apprentices at the beginning of their careers in a number of disciplines including Accountancy, Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. g2 also currently employ one of our now-qualified apprentices in a site-based role.

According to the UK Government website in the first three quarters of the 2019/20 academic year (August to April), there were 275,900 apprenticeship starts. The Government website also states that after qualifying, 72% of apprentices remain working for the company they trained with.

“Apprenticeships are a great way of finding and developing young talent within the workplace,” Kelvin Ruck, Managing Director says “it gives employers the ability to train their apprentices with the specific skills they need to match the companies long term plans. Young people embarking on an apprenticeship are demonstrating their keenness to learn and often bring fresh new ideas into a business through the external training they must also complete as part of the scheme.

“We are very lucky to have five apprentices across the business at present, and three are soon to complete their apprenticeships – two working towards Business Support & Administration at our Head Office, and an Electrical Technician working at our Warehouse who is due to complete a 4-year apprenticeship. All of these colleagues will be very valuable to the g2 team, fully qualified in their respective fields. In addition, we have two further apprentices currently training within the Business Support & Electrical Technical teams who are showing great promise and we look forward to watching their careers progress with us.

“38 years ago, as a 16-year-old, I began my working life as an Underground Electrical Craft Apprentice with the National Coal Board” Kelvin continues, “and now as Managing Director of g2 Energy, I am extremely supportive of the National Apprenticeship scheme, as my career is testament to where an apprenticeship can eventually lead you.”

g2 Energy are excited to continue their work in support of encouraging young people to work in STEM careers through our work with local schools, as well as the continued employment of apprentices throughout the company.

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