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UD Group speak to us about IT apprenticeships

Tell us a little bit more about your organisation

UD Group is a software provider to the gas and utilities sector. The software that we develop transforms and simplifies pricing, contractual arrangements and transactions for energy retailers, suppliers, generators and brokers.

Tell us more about your 50in5 apprenticeship

We are seeking an apprentice IT Technician to assume some responsibility around laptop build, security and problem-solving. There is also scope to become involved in customer support if the post holder displays the correct aptitude. This role will grow with the Company and presents a real opportunity to make a difference from day one.

What made you want to recruit an apprentice?

We believe talent can take many forms and that skills can be developed outside traditional academic routes.

Apprenticeships are key to our talent development initiative and complement our work on graduate recruitment.

Developing and growing our own talent presents our company with a unique strength, increases staff retention and adds to our vibrant and dynamic culture.

Talk us through the process – how easy was it to recruit your new apprentice through Total People?

From a process perspective, Total People were very easy to work with. I put together a job specification, issued this by email and then Total People handled the vacancy from this point. They have provided true partnership working and value – contacting and managing the expectations of the applicants. We have already successfully placed a Total People candidate who is performing above expectations.

Why did you choose Total People?

I have spoken to a number of providers but felt that the professional and timely response provided by Total People surpassed others.

What do you expect to be the benefits of recruiting through an apprenticeship?

We expect to tap into a new pool of talent and to be able to help shape someone’s career. Our aim is to develop an autonomous, confident and diverse workforce.

Would you recommend Total People to other employers? If so, why?

Yes, so far I cannot fault the service, have successfully appointed and I am partnering Total People for two other apprentices.

Spencer Clarkson, CEO at UD Group adds:

‘We are an ambitious and dynamic Company with high growth plans. Apprenticeships are key to our talent development strategy to both recruit new skills and further develop our in-house team.’


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