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Engineer your future with ScottishPower

April 17, 2015

West Cheshire College is searching for 14 young people who want to kick start their career in engineering by joining ScottishPower’s unique Engineering Foundation Programme.

The College has been working with ScottishPower since 2011 and is the only college in England to offer this opportunity for young people aged 16 to 19 years old.

The Engineering Foundation Programme is a one-year government funded initiative which delivers technical training at College as well as hands-on experience at ScottishPower’s training centre in Hoylake.

Students will gain invaluable work experience as well as the opportunity to obtain a First Aid qualification and, on completion, they may be eligible to apply for an Apprenticeship with ScottishPower’s Energy Networks business.

Maria Davison, Director of Business Development at West Cheshire College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for any young person looking to develop a career in engineering.

“We have been working with ScottishPower for several years and we’re delighted to have an excellent success rate of preparing students for their career advancement.”

Eileen Harper, Head of Learning & Development at ScottishPower said: “We believe that the energy sector offers school leavers a variety of attractive opportunities, and the potential to foster a lifelong career in a highly-skilled environment.

“ScottishPower alone will be supporting thousands of new roles over the next decade, with many more being created across our supply chain and the wider industry. The Engineering Foundation Programme offers school leavers an opportunity to take their first steps on the road towards a full-time career, and to develop skills that will serve them well in any future career that they establish.”

Applicants should have at least two GCSEs at A-C grade or two National 5 awards or equivalent in maths, English and/or science. They should also have an interest in electrical engineering, highly motivated with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.

ScottishPower is part of a leading international energy company which is the number one renewable energy developer and one of the top five electricity companies in the world.

For more information about West Cheshire College, call the College hotline on 01244 656555 or visit

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