SEVEN local apprentices are plugging into a new career at energy firm SSE.
As engineers and electricians of the future, they will be learning how to keep Portsmouth’s lights on and homes warm.
The seven bright sparks were among 169 youngsters to land places on SSE’s training scheme, out of thousands who applied from all over the country.
Over the next few years they will learn the tools of their trade in the Portsmouth and Petersfield areas while attending college to study the theory of their new profession.
Ryan Sadler, head of learning and development at SSE, said: ‘SSE employs 20,000 people and recruiting talented and committed people is essential for us.
‘Our trainee schemes are second-to-none and, as always, we had an extremely strong response.
‘By investing around £80,000 per recruit, SSE is also investing in the people who will provide, in the future, a quality service to our customers and communities we serve.’