Leading independent recycling and waste management company, Powerday, has launched a graduate training scheme as part of the company’s commitment to improving the lives of young Londoners through employment and opportunity.
Announced following National Apprenticeship Week, which ran from 8th to 14th February, 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.
Powerday is initially providing graduate roles in sustainability, finance, and IT, based at the company’s head office in Willesden Junction, North-West London. 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 at 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 and management training scheme and help us deliver against our mission to improve the lives of young Londoners through local employment.”
Powerday’s first recruit to the scheme, Maisie Collins, started a role as Environmental, Sustainability, and Wellness Driver in August last year. A graduate in geography from Loughborough University, Maisie who completed her university thesis on Sustainability around Heathrow Airport has this year 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 newly developed Sustainability and Wellness Manifesto.
Maisie says: “I started my career 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 and wellness initiatives through every area of our operations and ensuring that the business is a force for good. I am also collaborating with our clients on common sustainability initiatives. I am hugely grateful to Powerday for investing in me and giving me access to the necessary professional development and training expertise and skills to kick start my career in Sustainability and Wellness”
Those interested in learning more about the newly launched Graduate Scheme can contact [email protected].