Powerday launches new graduate programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of our graduate training scheme this week, as part of our commitment to improving the lives of young Londoners through employment and opportunity.

Timed to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week which runs from 8th to 14th February 2021, the launch of the scheme is a natural development of the Powerday Academy which was created last January to deliver career support and training to the local community, both to existing employees and school leavers from less advantaged backgrounds.

We are initially providing graduate roles in sustainability, finance and IT, based at our head office in Willesden Junction.  Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to not only gain exposure to day-to-day business operations, practical skills and work experience, but also be put through formal qualifications that will contribute towards a post graduate qualification in their given discipline.

Liam Kearney, Joint Managing Director, Powerday says: “We believe that as a significant local employer, we have a responsibility to provide secure and rewarding employment whilst giving opportunities to those in our community who might be struggling to find work.  I am delighted to launch this new scheme which will sit alongside our apprenticeship scheme and help us deliver against our mission to improve the lives of young Londoners through local employment.”

Our first recruit to the scheme, Maisie Collins, started a role as Environmental and Sustainability Driver in August last year.  A graduate in geography from Loughborough University, Maisie has recently begun a 24-month training and development programme which will see her work towards the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management whilst delivering Powerday’s new sustainability and wellness manifesto.

Maisie says: “I started with Powerday in customer services, but I had a clear path I wanted to follow, which was sustainability and the senior management team have supported me every step of the way. I love my new role driving sustainability through every area of our operations and ensuring that the business is a force for good.  I am hugely grateful to Powerday for investing in me and giving me the necessary skills to kick start my career in Sustainability.”

Those interested in learning about more our newly launched Graduate Scheme are advised to contact Sinead.harvey-jones@powerday.co.uk