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10 new apprentices at local utility company




A Corby based company specialising in the utility & financial services sector has announced plans for expansion that include training 10 new apprentices with support from Tresham.

Utility Bidder moved from Market Harborough to Corby in 2015 to find new premises that would allow it to expand.  Its new larger premises will allow it to double staff numbers over the next 18 months from its current staffing levels of 52.

Utility Bidder work on behalf of its clients to negotiate lower prices on utilities and insurance through online auctions.  The innovative solution has proved popular and has resulted in rapid year on year growth for the firm. The new office space at Pearson Academy, Corby has provided the company with the extra space that it needs to take on and train up the 10 new apprentices.

Working with Tresham, Utility Bidder hope to recruit  students with the correct attitude and skills to train up for roles at the company. Nine of the roles will be in customer service, with three starting every four months, and one will be in IT, which is hoped to be finalised by February. The company hopes to employ all the apprentices once they have completed their training year.

“These are really exciting times at the company, and due to the popularity of our offering the growth of Utility Bidder has been phenomenal” comments James Longley, Utility Bidder’s MD, “ The growth has meant that we have been able to recruit for full time roles in a range of departments including sales, lead generation and finance. We are now actively looking to recruit for a number of apprenticeship positions from a local college as well.”

Utility Bidder are working with Tresham  who works with more than 500  employers to match business needs and find suitable students to fill their apprenticeship vacancies through a fully supported recruitment and selection process.

David Higham, Vice Principal for Business Development and Customer Services at Tresham added:

“We are very pleased to be developing lasting partnerships with local businesses such as Utility Bidder to support apprenticeships in the county. By employing apprentices, Utility Bidder are investing in the next generation of their workforce and are able to benefit from a fresh approach and the new ideas of their apprentices.”

For more information about apprenticeships at Tresham click here.


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