Page 7 - Review Newsletter | Develop Training
P. 7



     Northern Gas Networks Invest £3.7 Million to Develop Workforce for the Future.

     Northern Gas Networks (NGN), the North of England’s gas distributor, is
     expanding its apprenticeship programme through the appointment of a training
     provider, Develop Training Ltd (DTL), following a £3.7 million investment in
     employee training in the last two years.

     With a long tradition of nurturing local talent through on the job development
     and training, NGN is on a mission to further expand its opportunities for
     communities throughout the North of England, opening a new training centre
     at its Head Quarters in Leeds. The centre will allow the company to deliver a
     bespoke and targeted training scheme.

     Through its ambitious apprenticeship programme, NGN is committed
      to providing comprehensive training in STEM careers for people from
      a wide variety of backgrounds and with different levels of experience.
     Aiming to help employees play to their strengths, NGN has recruited over
     130 apprentices since 2005 and today, more than 50% of the workforce is now aged 40
     or under. Although its apprenticeship programme isn’t just open to young people – anyone of any age can apply
     for opportunities in both operational and office based roles, including both classroom and practical training.
     The new programmes delivered by DTL will help apprentices to develop skills in; installation, testing, purging,
     commissioning procedures, health and safety and environmental regulations and the theory and principles that
     underpin the design and function of complex assets.

     Callum Dale, Apprentice at Northern Gas Networks, said: “The apprenticeship programme at NGN offers great
     flexibility, which allow individuals to gain valuable skills. It is so important to recruit young talent as they can bring new
     skills, ideas and energy into the business. I’m incredibly lucky to have received a great level of support this far on the
     apprenticeship scheme and I’m confident this will provide me with a whole host of valuable expertise that I may not have
     had access to elsewhere.”

     Daniel Rawson, Training Manager at Northern Gas Networks, said:
     “We are extremely passionate about recruiting and nurturing our workforce, both
     current and future - all colleagues at NGN have personal development plans to ensure
     continual progress, career opportunities and acquisition of new skills. As the energy
      industry continues to change, it is imperative that we give our employees the skills
     and tools they need to do their jobs now, but also develop the knowledge and
     experience needed to be able to adapt to evolving demands in years to come.

     “Working with DTL moving forwards will allow us to further establish our programme
     and build on the strong foundations that are currently in place. We look forward to
     welcoming more apprentices in the coming years.”

     To find out more information about the opportunities available,
     please visit:
   2   3   4   5   6   7   8