Developing the next generation
Sparrows Group has a long history of providing opportunities to people beginning their careers in the energy industry as graduates and apprentices.
This commitment to developing our own talent has been integral to our success as a company with the knowledge and ability of our staff marking us out as the partner of choice for many clients.
A high percentage of our managers and senior engineers began their working lives in our graduate and apprentice programmes that provided them with the core skills to move up the career ladder.
We follow IMechE, IET and Modern Apprenticeship processes to ensure a well-rounded experience focused on achieving competency. A large number of young graduates join our Engineering Development Scheme (EDS) that has been designed to nurture talent and provide opportunities to progress within the business.
Our commitment to the next generation also involves us working in partnership with several universities and secondary schools to provide student placements. In addition, we provide mentors to help develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills amongst school pupils.
“Apprentices and graduates are hugely important to Sparrows. We pride ourselves on providing all of our engineering services in-house and the best way to do this is to keep a conveyor-belt of talent through the business.”
Ewen Kerr, Chief Technical Officer