Members of the Utilitywise team

Switched on to training

Utilitywise is investing in apprenticeships to aid with the development of its business as it plans for further growth and has teamed up with Newcastle College.

Utilitywise, the UK’s largest business energy consultancy based in Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside plans to train and develop 35 existing members of staff with apprenticeships in leadership and management at both intermediate and advanced level through the college.

The apprenticeships aimed at individuals aged 19 and over, will upskill Utilitywise’s current workforce and strengthen their growing team. The training will see existing colleagues gain nationally recognised qualifications in their work-specific area.

The company will be able to roll-out the training with limited disruption to the working day, due to the practicality and flexibility of the apprenticeships.

David Armstrong, apprenticeship manager at Utilitywise said: “Newcastle College have been a great support to Utilitywise
since our first meeting back in December. We have had numerous discussions in relation to getting the best quality work-based learning qualifications for our colleagues and the advice provided has been fantastic.

“We will also be working with partners of Newcastle College to roll out these opportunities nationally to our offices in other areas of the country which we are looking forward to implementing in the coming weeks. These are really exciting times for us here at Utilitywise and we are looking forward to working with Newcastle College.”

Michael Humes, business consultant at Newcastle College said “Utilitywise place a strong emphasis on personal development,
with staff already benefitting from a number of structured training opportunities. The apprenticeship training will give staff the
opportunity to progress within the business.

“We are delighted to see such a large company investing in the apprenticeship programme and look forward to working with the Utilitywise team to deliver programmes that meet their training objectives.”