Introducing John Mitchell, Utilities Trainer

   26 October 2023        News

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to John Mitchell, who has joined our Utilities team as a Utilities Trainer. With a remarkable career spanning over three decades in the industry, John brings a wealth of expertise and practical knowledge to our team. His primary role will be training delegates on subjects such as Gas, Water, and Street Works (NRSWA).

Training and support

Notably, John’s transition to the role of a Trainer marks an exciting new chapter in his career. Despite his extensive experience in the utilities sector, he has not previously undertaken the role of an Trainer before. To ensure he excels in this new capacity, John will be participating in Develop’s Emerge and Evolve programme. This programme is designed to empower professionals from the industry, like John, and equip them with the skills needed to become industry-leading trainers.

The first step in John’s training will be to complete a number of Develop’s technical training courses, followed by formal training qualifications such as TAQA3 and Award in Education & Training. He will also be assigned a fellow experienced Trainer as a mentor to support him on his journey.

A twenty plus year career in the utilities industry

John’s journey in the utilities sector initially began as a teenage summer job, where he undertook various handy work tasks within his local community. As a true “Mancunian” by heart, John’s most cherished accomplishment is his contribution to the construction of the Manchester City Stadium, a monumental project that took place two decades ago. He and his team were entrusted with the intricate task of installing all the essential utilities lines that now serve the 53,400-seat capacity stadium.

A welcome addition to the team

We are excited to have John on board and we look forward to bringing you further updates as he progresses on his training & development journey as part of the Emerge & Evolve programme.

For further information about Emerge & Evolve and how you can apply, please visit our webpage:

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