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November
2017
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E.ON apprentice crowned ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at national awards

At E.ON we’re really proud of our apprenticeship scheme and so it’s great that Nathan has been recognised for his contribution as an apprentice to our infrastructure services business  We’re continually developing and adapting our apprenticeship schemes to suit the demands of our business as we continue our journey to become an energy solutions provider of choice.
Dave Newborough, E.ON UK HR Director and Chair of the National Skills Academy for Power

E.ON’s Nathan Davies has been named Highways Electrical Association (HES) ‘Apprentice of the Year 2017’ at the national awards ceremony held at Celtic Manor in Newport.

Nathan, originally from Walsall in the West Midlands, is a fourth year apprentice in E.ON’s Highways Lighting team based in Wednesbury. He was nominated for the award for his achievements throughout the four years and his dedication and commitment to the role.

The awards celebrate excellence from the industry’s very best organisations and recognise individuals who’ve made a valuable contribution to the highway electrical sector.

Nathan said “I’m thrilled to have been awarded the HES Apprentice of the Year 2017 and it’s great to be recognised for all of my hard work throughout the past four years.

“I joined E.ON as an apprentice because I was looking to improve my career prospects when my partner was pregnant with our first child. Since joining I’ve gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience and through my hard work I’ve been able to become a Street Lighting Jointer one year earlier than planned.

“In March this year I led a team of nine E.ON apprentices as part of the nationwide Brathay challenge, where we presented to young people at schools, youth groups and careers fairs to raise awareness of apprenticeships and encourage others to consider them as an option for their future. It was great to be able to share my personal experiences and use these to inspire the next generation of apprentices and engineers.”

Dave Newborough, E.ON UK HR Director and Chair of the National Skills Academy for Power, said: “At E.ON we’re really proud of our apprenticeship scheme and so it’s great that Nathan has been recognised for his contribution as an apprentice to our infrastructure services business.

“We offer a number of apprenticeships in a variety of business areas, from cyber security and wind farm technicians to our smart metering apprenticeships. We’re continually developing and adapting our apprenticeship schemes to suit the demands of our business as we continue our journey to become an energy solutions provider of choice.

“Last year we became part of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, a collaboration of energy and utilities sector employers that was formed to examine how the sector’s 500,000 employees will continue the delivery of its essential services across the UK.

“It’s key that businesses across our sector work together to raise the profile of the issues and ultimately, encourage and support more people, whatever their background, into training and long-term career opportunities in the energy and utilities industry. Apprenticeships are a great example of how we can achieve this together.”

For further information about E.ON’s apprenticeships and other career opportunities, please visit eon-uk-careers.com

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Victoria Blake, 02476 181304, [email protected]

Jag Bickham, 02476 181308, [email protected]

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