Jersey Gas has taken on their first apprentices for three years, following a recruitment drive in both bailiwicks.
Commercial director John Davies said following the company’s restructure, they were looking to the future and the need to ensure that they had the right people to deliver the service that ocustomers expect.
"We had more than 50 applications across the three islands which we believe reflects our commitment to our very loyal workforce. People recognise that they can have a long, interesting and challenging career and we are delighted that so many people wanted to join us,” he said.
All of the applicants went through an assessment programme that included informal and formal interviews, work-related testing and on-site assessment. In Jersey, the successful ones were Alex Frost and Liam McDermott
Mr Davies said: “All of our new apprentices stood out from the start and I am confident that they will each become an integral part of the company’s future. It is particularly pleasing for me, having taken on the first ever female apprentice in the UK, that I am now able to say I have also employed the first female gas apprentice in the Channel Islands.”
Having worked in the finance industry, Mr Frost took a gap year in 2008 when he sailed around Ireland, France and part of the Atlantic before returning back to the finance industry. After three years, he decided to retrain in electrics and has been working as a trainee electrician. He joins the production plant team in Jersey.
McDermott started his career as an apprentice electrician in 2008 but due to the downturn in the market, he was unable to complete his apprenticeship with the company and decided to pay for his training himself while working at Vision Express. He joins the service team.
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