Clarke Energy Apprenticeship Scheme
What does Clarke Energy do?
Clarke Energy is an authorised distributor and service partner for Jenbacher gas engines. We provide added value to the customer by acting as a single point of contact from initial sale, project management, design engineering and installation through to commissioning and long-term, reliable maintenance of gas engine power plant.
Clarke Energy has operations in 25 countries across the globe. We are specialists in cogeneration / combined heat & power (CHP) using gas engines. We have significant experience in a wide range of different renewable and high-efficiency gas applications including natural gas, biogas, landfill gas and coal gases.
Thinking of taking part in an apprenticeship scheme?
We work directly with colleges across the UK to recruit the best budding engineers we can find through recruitment days.
Our 4-year programmes are tailor-made to the individual by ensuring the qualification pathway is right for the apprentice. Before college starts, we bring the apprentices to our head office in Liverpool where they have a 1-week induction, introducing them to the business, meeting other departments and employees and getting to know other apprentices who have also started or who are part way through the programme.
Experienced apprentices act as role models for the newer ones and offer them support and guidance through the programme.
Why join Clarke Energy as an apprentice?
At Clarke Energy we understand the value apprenticeships can bring to business which is why we invest time and money into our apprenticeship programme.
Our apprenticeship programme has been established for 22 years. In this time, we have fine-tuned the programme to ensure our apprentices receive the maximum level of knowledge and skills, not only through qualifications and training, but by developing the individual within our company.
A number of our apprentices have now progressed into management roles at Clarke Energy.
Read about their success stories here
What our apprentices say
“My current job role is an apprentice field service engineer, 2nd year. Whilst at clarkes I have so far gained valuable skills whilst working with an excellent team in the South west and Wales region. One thing I will say about the training, it is intense, it is challenging but rewarding."
“Being an apprentice at Clarke Energy has allowed me to develop crucial skills both in and out of the workplace. If you enjoy different challenges and tasks every day then this apprenticeship will suit you.”
"Clarke Energy is a great company that invests in your future and has given me opportunities I didn't think I would have!"
Outward Bound - Apprentice Residential & Development trip
Outward Bound is a residential trip that the apprentices have attended for the last three years. In 2019, Field Service, Overhaul & Repair and Technical apprentices attended a 1 week development, residential trip. Working with The Outward Bound Trust, we put together an intense, action centred, challenging and adventurous programme to explore capabilities applicable to the work environment. The group had different tasks throughout the week but also walked up Cadair Idris which is the 2nd highest in the Snowdonia range. They then camped near the Barmouth estuary where they spent the night. There was also 12 miles which each group took ownership of navigation and preparation to run the expedition themselves.
The Apprentices are very strong technically so this programme is aimed to develop their less technical skills that they need in order to relate well with others as well as their personal work ethos. The Clarke Energy behavioural competency framework was central to the programme, and the company values (Quality, Integrity, Reliability and Accountability) underpinned every task and activity undertaken.