Your Learning & Career Development Experience
Our people are our power. Nothing is more important to our success than the skills, knowledge and passion of our current and future workforce. We strive to create an environment where every employee can reach their full potential, encouraging diversity, engagement and development.
Your individual growth is crucial to our success as a business. That’s why we invest every year in the learning and development of our employees – to ensure that our people have every opportunity to grow and progress both personally and professionally. We’ll encourage you to improve your knowledge and enhance your career by providing meaningful training and development.
Your development starts from day one with our in-depth induction programme which focusses on settling you into your position at Clarke Energy as quickly and effectively as possible. You will receive a structured plan detailing the key milestones you need to achieve to be successful in your role.
We also want you to understand how your role fits into our business. To do this, you will “Walk the Customer Path” by spending time in key departments, following the journey of our customers; if you are office based, this will include a site visit where you can see one of our engines up close.
Once you have settled into your role, you will benefit from a learning framework that makes sure we can anticipate and respond to the changing technical market and customer needs. Our training and development programmes raise the standards of competitive performance; develop business management and leadership skills; promote innovation; help people realise their potential; and contribute to increased customer satisfaction.
The business continues to grow rapidly which means that there are excellent opportunities for outstanding individuals of high integrity who are ambitious and prepared to apply themselves, with tailored talent programmes. Additionally, we offer financial support for higher education for employees who choose to pursue greater levels of academic achievement.
“I joined Clarke Energy in 2014 as an Electrical Draughtsman after completing my Apprenticeship. After 2 years I was able to complete my HND in Electrical Engineering which has led to me becoming Junior Electrical Engineer. As part of my design training I was given the opportunity to work for the Clarke Energy office in Australia where I spent 12 months and got to experience the company on an international level. I then was able to return to Clarke Energy head office in the UK to continue my training in Electrical Engineering. In 2022, I became a fully qualified Electrical Engineer. ”
“Coming from a background in finance with little of experience of the energy sector, Clarke Energy has given me the tools to gain an in-depth understanding of both the company’s technical offering and the wider energy landscape globally. This has been done by insightful courses ran by our in-house training teams along with attending conferences and courses which had a focus on my own personal development. After a year of working for Clarke Energy I was nominated to take part in the Kohler NXT Programme, A leadership programme aimed at emerging leaders across the whole Kohler organisation. This has enabled me to work with senior members within Clarke Energy and Kohler to set out a clear career path and help identify what Is needed to reach my goals. Furthermore, this has also help me develop core skills which I now use both in my job and everyday life. My remit having international coverage has led to me being given the opportunity to travel to a number of countries including USA, Italy, France and Austria. This has helped me put my desk-based work into wider context and relevance to the Clarke Energy group of companies.”
„Working within Clarke Energy offers multiple opportunities to progress, both professionally and personally. I joined the group in September 2016 as a Support Manager, within our Maintenance Department. In 2019, I was offered to lead the exploitation teams (85 people) and to integrate the Kohler NXT program in parallel. This training program, which is undoubtedly the most successful that I have been able to follow during 15 years of career, takes place over a period of 18 months. It offers opportunity to progress, in particular through a better self-acknowledgment of one’s own strengths and weaknesses. Last but not least, this program provides a better view of the extent of the Kohler whole group, and pushes for continuous improvement.”
„I started on a temporary contract in mid-2015, as an accounts assistant. The role was heavily transactional based, mainly looking at purchase ledger and sales ledger. I took on a few more tasks as an accounts assistant such as the customer compliance, National statistics and subsistence. I became permanent in December 2015 and did the accounts assistant role until early 2018. At this point I became an assistant accountant, where I was responsible for the Clarke Energy Tanzania management accounts as well as assisting with the UK management accounts. During this time I looked at P&L analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, VAT, payroll, banking, management and financial account preparation as well as involvement in both the UK and Tanzania audits. I was an assistant accountant until mid-2021 when I became the UK Management accountant. In this role I am responsible for producing the management accounts for Clarke Energy UK as well as managing a team of credit control/accounts assistants. This was similar to the Tanzania role, but it much greater depth and for the largest subsidiary within the group. In August 2021 I started my CIMA qualification, I am currently self-studying towards this and have passed the operational and management levels since starting. I am currently studying the final, strategic, level, which I am hoping to complete in early 2024.”
Clarke Energy have a Preferred Supplier List which covers all recruitment within the UK and Ireland. We have no current plans to review our supplier list. If we are required to update or review our list, we will reach out to agencies directly. We would kindly ask for recruitment agencies to refrain from contacting Clarke Energy. If unsolicited CV’s are sent to Clarke Energy without agreed terms of business in place, we reserve the right to contact any potential candidates. Thank you for your co-operation.