Stories

Whether they’re the head of marketing promoting smart meters, the customer service representative helping you change your gas company, or an apprentice kick-starting their career - there’s a story behind everyone.

Read the stories behind the people making a difference in the energy and utilities sector. Be inspired. 

 

Jan Ward, CBE, Chair, Energy & Utility Skills

Jan's Story - Professional

"There are so many opportunities in the energy and utilities sector and Talent Source Network is a great initiative to help you find them.”
Sophie Russell, Design Engineer, ScottishPower

Sophie's Story - Professional

“It's an industry where you come to work, do something different every single day and have to constantly innovate.”
Zoe's Story - Apprentice

Zoe's Story - Apprentice

“No woman should be put off by an apprenticeship with an energy or utilities company because it could lead to a new career with great prospects.”
Alex Sanderson, Apprentice, UKPN

Alex's Story - Apprentice

"I’m proud to be the first woman to gain this qualification. I’m dyslexic…my colleagues couldn’t have been more supportive"

Shannon's Story - Graduate

“Don’t let reservations or stereotypes hold you back. Waste is a vast and ever changing industry that is full of interesting challenges and opportunities requiring all sorts of skills.”
Ben Mitchelmore

Ben's Story - Service Leaver

“I would recommend it to anyone leaving school or looking for a change of career, like me. This apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to earn while I learn.”