3sun Group supports next generation of gas, oil and wind energy talent with pre-apprenticeship scheme

3sun pre-apprentices with MP Brandon Lewis
3sun pre-apprentices with MP Brandon Lewis

Despite a difficult economic climate in the North Sea, a specialist provider of products and services to the energy industry, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting future generations of young industry talent by recruiting a new group of young people for its pre-apprenticeship scheme.

The latest group of pre-apprentices embarked on this year’s programme have also undertaken a Duke of Edinburgh Award which offered them the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament to meet Brandon Lewis, MP for Great Yarmouth.

In affiliation with Great Yarmouth College, the 3sun Group’s innovative two-year programme is based around a 40 hour working week and is designed to address the balance between practical, theoretical and work based learning. It offers technical skills in the form of BTEC units, practical skills through engineering operations and work placements which expose the pre-apprentices to realistic working environments in all areas of an offshore business.

Colin Drewitt, Apprenticeships Co-ordinator, said: “Despite what is still a challenging climate for the industry, 3sun Group recognises the value of nurturing the next generation of industry talent.  We believe it’s key to combatting the industry shortfall in skills and are committed to giving young people the valuable experience and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future careers.”

Since its inception in 2007, 3sun Group has grown rapidly and now employs more than 260 people operating in six divisions across the GOW (gas, oil and wind) sectors.

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