Spark celebrates first Saltire Apprentice
Aug 04, 2017 by Spark Energy
Spark, the fast growing, tenant focused multi-utility company, has taken on its first intern from the Saltire Scholar programme run by Entrepreneurial Scotland.
As a company that always seeks out the best talent and with an entrepreneurial spirit at heart, we have been delighted to welcome James Elliott into the Spark family as our 2017 Saltire Apprentice. The Saltire programme, run by Entrepreneurial Scotland, is an invaluable way for undergraduates to gain real experience in thriving companies, charities, social enterprises, and small and medium-sized organisations. They get a real chance to craft their skills and build confidence as future contributors to Scotland’s business community.
Spark’s CEO, Chris Gauld, who was named Entrepreneurial Scotland's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to take part in this programme and it’s been a pleasure having James working with us over the last ten weeks. I’ve been involved with Entrepreneurial Scotland for some time now and it’s great to be able to help James get some excellent work experience before he starts his final year of university and for the business to welcome a fresh perspective and new ideas.”
James Elliott, Spark’s Saltire Intern, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Spark and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped and supported me during this experience. This is the first time I’ve worked in a corporate environment and I didn’t know what to expect coming in, but everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, that it has been easy to settle into the organisation. I’ve gained some valuable experience and have been given some real responsibility to go and deliver work that Spark will take forward to benefit their customers. It’s something that will help and inspire me as I go back to university.”