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27 September 2022

Humber Energy Skills Training Academy, part of DN Colleges Group, have started off the academic year reporting a growth in their apprenticeship provision.

As the leading specialist provider of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump (RACHP) training they have seen a 47% increase in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration apprentice enrolments, mirrored in the recruitment of electrical engineering apprenticeships which has seen a 44% increase.

As a specialist provider of bespoke apprenticeships and training, supporting the delivery of sustainable solutions to the energy industry; Humber Energy are well placed to support new talent to progress into key apprenticeships within our region.

Aiming to address the government's priorities to meet net zero targets and support the LEP Energy Estuary aspirations, Humber Energy work closely with regional employers to offer an annual recruitment cycle with bespoke start dates available on some courses and apprenticeships, working to meet the needs of employers.

17-year-old Rico started off an Access to Building Services qualification at Humber Energy and is now starting his first year as an apprentice. "I feel like the training was tailored to how I learn, sometimes I do not understand a process and the team here made it easy for me to get to grips with the information. I feel more confident, if it had not been down to the course I would not know what I was doing when it came to my apprenticeship.

Humber Energy Skills Training Academy is part of DN Colleges Group, which includes North Lindsey College and the UCNL in Scunthorpe as well as Doncaster College and University Centre.

18-year-old Nathan Wilkinson is now an apprentice with local company Airco, "I feel like I am a bit of a step ahead of others now starting on an apprenticeship as I completed the FE programme at Humber Energy first. I was at another college in Hull but didn't feel it was worth it, but then I started at Humber Energy and I felt supported."

17-year-old Miller O'Connor progressed from the Access to Building Services qualification at Humber Energy and is now in the first few weeks of his apprenticeship. "I got picked by the employer after my tutors spoke to them to promote the students on the course, I was then selected to be interviewed and I got the opportunity to start an apprenticeship. I feel a real sense of accomplishment and feel the one-to-one support I got here was really helpful, giving me the confidence and knowledge I needed."

James Atkin, Centre Manager said: "We are more than just a college, we are a training provider who care about the development of the student both academically and as a person. We are passionate about the industries our students work in and the growth of both the students and the specialist industries within our region. We build relationships with key employers who headhunt our students for their apprenticeship vacancies. Prior attainment is not a barrier to success or access to training.”

If you would like to learn more about Humber Energy, either as a potential student, apprentice or employer please contact the team via lisa.morgan@northlindsey.ac.uk

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