Apprentice academy is a GAS for Seaham firm with 20 new jobs created

Great Annual Savings Group apprentices (L to R) Lewis Cummings, Energy Management Apprentice, Ethan McGhin, Customer Experience Apprentice, Rachel McCourt, Marketing Apprentice.
Great Annual Savings Group apprentices (L to R) Lewis Cummings, Energy Management Apprentice, Ethan McGhin, Customer Experience Apprentice, Rachel McCourt, Marketing Apprentice.
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A Seaham firm is creating 20 jobs with the launch of a new rolling apprenticeship initiative.

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) will open the doors to its new ‘GAS Group Academy’ on June 1, exactly two years to the day since the company moved into its headquarters at Spectrum Business Park. The academy will offer apprenticeships for 20 people initially, with immediate plans for more intakes on a regular basis.

We’ve seen significant success with our apprenticeship scheme and continue to benefit from what our apprentices bring to the business.

Bradley Groves

The business-to-business cost reduction firm is expanding its award-winning apprenticeship scheme to boost the next stage of its growth, which has seen the firm named on the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list already in 2017.

A dedicated team manager will also be recruited to guide new staff through an apprenticeship in Lead Generation.

The GAS Board intends for the academy to become a full division of the business and create even more jobs for both apprentices and team managers with more phased intakes.

Chief executive and chairman Bradley Groves said: “We’ve seen significant success with our apprenticeship scheme and continue to benefit from what our apprentices bring to the business.

“The GAS Group Academy is unlike anything else in our industry. We’re breaking the mould with our recruitment and building a new way to bring talent into our industry, while creating opportunities for young people in the North East.

“We’re proud to continue to create employment opportunities in our region. The aim of the academy is to produce graduates who will be able to walk straight into a sales-related career and excel.”

The academy has been developed with the help of training partners Talent Training (UK) LLP.

David Harper, chairman and CEO of Talent Training (UK), said: “Talent Training are proud to work in partnership with Great Annual Savings Group to pioneer this industry-leading initiative.”

Applications are now open for both the team manager and apprenticeship positions. More information is available on how to apply on the GAS website: www.greatannualsavings.com/careers/.