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Apprentice Recruiting Now Taking Place at ABB Stone

ABB, a power business based in Stone, is looking to attract talented young people to help create Britain’s new generation of power networks.

Their search for new apprentices has now started, with successful applicants starting September 2017. Applications are open until July 21st for places on a scheme that will lead to an exciting and rewarding career in the power industry.

Last year’s graduating apprentices: L-R Mitchell Gregory, Hayden Deaville, Harry Street, Craig Johnson, Ben Davies, Adrian Walker, Josh Barber, Alistair Hares

The scheme provides an ideal combination of hands-on real-world experience with rigorous tuition and guided study at Newcastle-under-Lyme College that leads to a formal BTEC qualification after 42 months. They will also receive a competitive wage and the option to continue their studies to degree level and beyond after completing the scheme.

Many of ABB’s most senior managers started their careers as apprentices, so joining ABB as an apprentice could be the start of a route to the very top. The choice of whether to take a career path as a service or test engineer, or in commercially-focused roles in health, safety and environment, project planning, project management, tendering or supply chain management is down to the applicants.

Jon Downs, Head of Marketing & Sales for ABB’s Power Grids Integration business said: “Our apprenticeships are designed to give our apprentices skills and confidence that will give them a real advantage for life. There couldn’t be a better time to start a career in the power industry, and no better company to start it with than ABB.”

ABB is interested to hear from people who are passionate about the role technology can play in shaping the future. Candidates should have a minimum GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science, good computer skills, as well as initiative, good communication and interpersonal skills.

The UK’s power transmission and distribution (T&D) networks must adapt to meet the demands for the UK’s new low carbon economy that makes the maximum possible use of renewable sources such as wind power, so are in a period of enormous change and development. This is because they .

ABB is dedicated to helping the UK’s leading power utilities to develop and maintain their vital electrical infrastructure. It is packed with people who share a passion for engineering and state-of-the-art technology. Candidates will need to have an interest and desire to work in an environment with people from a diversity of cultures and backgrounds.

To find out more visit http://new.abb.com/uk/careers/opportunities/students/apprentices and applicants should send their cv and a covering letter to: ukrecruitment@gb.abb.com.

 

 

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