Jonathan 's Story - Graduate Apprentice, ‘Power Network Craftsperson, SP Energy Networks

Jonathan from SP Energy Networks formerly worked in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer Mechanic. After some time in the windfarm industry, Jonathan underwent a two-year apprenticeship with SP Energy Networks and is now fully qualified as a ‘Power Network Craftsperson’ after passing his robust end-point assessment with the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service.

 Jonathan Li 1000th apprentice achiever

What made you apply for an apprentices role in the energy and utilities sector?

As a next step in their career, the utilities sector is a great opportunity for those leaving the Forces. It offers a similar supportive structure and you get to work as a team and get hands-on. I would strongly recommend it and in fact I have two friends who also joined an adult apprenticeship after seeing and hearing about my positive experience. It’s a great sector and I’m looking forward to building my career with SP Energy Networks.

“I was a Marine Engineer Mechanic in the Royal Navy, and I love working with my hands. I was attracted to the adult apprenticeship because it enabled me to become a specialist, train practically in the field with a team and be paid well. It’s a great sector and I’m looking forward to building the next stage of my career.”

What did you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

I can honestly say, the quality of training I received as part of my apprenticeship has been the best in my career. The training is hands-on, I was able to build my experience and specialist know-how every day, and I was surrounded by a great team. This enabled me to feel confident and fully prepared for the final end-point assessment.