Powersystems has just completed its 2020 apprenticeship programme and welcomes two new recruits, Archie Whiteford and Sam Lewis.

They will undergo on-site training coupled with block release at college to achieve a recognised qualification as an Electrician.
Powersystems Welcomes Archie Whiteford  

Apprenticeships Programme at Powersystems

Powersystems is committed to training local talent and providing good career opportunities.  Powersystems offers a three year apprenticeships programme followed by a two year Powersystems training scheme to become an Approved Electrician.



Powersystems Welcomes Sam Lewis 

What Are Apprenticeships Programmes?

Apprenticeship programmes are occupational training programmes that combine on-the-job work experience with technical or classroom study. Such programmes are designed to develop useful job skills in individuals entering the work force. These programmes, which are designed to address the need for better trained entry-level workers and help young people make the transition from school to the work world.

Powersystems maintain a thriving apprenticeship programme.



Is an Apprenticeships Programme Ideal for you?

Apprenticeships are ideal if you have a clear idea of the career you’d like to pursue, and you’re willing to commit to work and study. Unlike in school, at college or on a traditional degree course, the majority of your learning will be through on-the-job training in your place of work.

To be considered for an apprenticeships programme in England​, you need to be:

  • aged 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

Apprenticeships would suit someone who:

  • has a clear idea of the type of career they wish to pursue
  • is willing to commit to work and study, but would prefer a more practical and work-related approach to learning
  • is ready to start work with an employer, and be based in the workplace most of the time
  • is well organised and able to cope with the competing demands of work and academic study at the same time
  • is ready to be assessed through a mix of assignments and written work, including essays, reports, practical exercises, end tests, and exams

No matter what kind of career you want to follow, you need to do your research and find out if you can reach your career goals through an apprenticeship, or if you need/would prefer to study full-time at university or college.

Apprenticeships aren’t the ‘easy’ option. Holding down a full-time job and studying takes commitment and hard work, and it won’t be right for everyone.  You’ll need to prove yourself in the workplace, while getting to grips with studying for a higher level qualification. You’ll be expected to achieve academically and at work, managing your time and adjusting to longer hours, with fewer holidays than at school, college, or university. You might have to travel or relocate to find the right opportunity for you.

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