Forth Valley College receives ScottishPower award

Scottish Power award

Forth Valley College receives ScottishPower award

ScottishPower has named Forth Valley College as their Corporate Social Responsibility supplier of the year, at a special event in the energy company’s new HQ in Glasgow.

The college has provided a vibrant student community and high quality learning experiences for  ScottishPower employees for over 20 years. In the last four years, 140 ScottishPower apprentices have started their academic programme of study with a 95% success rate.

At the awards evening, ScottishPower revealed they have placed around £5 billion worth of contracts in the last two years as part of its largest ever investment phase, supporting more than 80,000 jobs across the company’s supply chain. Around 55% of the £5 billion has been spent with UK companies, with contracts placed with more than 3,500 suppliers.

Frances Tasker, Forth Valley College Business Development Partner who is pictured here being presented with the award by Fiona Ross, ScottishPower HR Business Partner, said: “We are ecstatic to receive this award. It is wonderful to work with ScottishPower in the delivery of their workforce development programmes.  We are so proud of the relationship we have built together and this stems from a common purpose - Forth Valley College pride themselves in ‘Making Learning Work’ and ScottishPower pride themselves in ensuring that they have outstanding sector leading development programmes, which support individuals in achieving successful careers within their organisation. This is all part of ScottishPower’s vision to invest in a workforce for the future and we are so proud to be part of this vision.

“This successful partnership comes from great teams of people in both organisations, who work tirelessly to ensure delivery and support is achieved when and where it is needed and we look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come.”

Keith Anderson, ScottishPower’s Chief Corporate Officer, said: “To deliver some of our most ambitious projects ever, we are working with a wide range of specialist companies, and supporting tens of thousands of jobs. Critical to our plans is working with new talent and creating opportunities for people to work in our industry, and our partnership with Forth Valley College has helped hundreds of people to establish quality careers in the energy industry. We are delighted to have a partnership with Forth Valley College, and very pleased to be able to recognise them for all of their excellent work.

"It has been a year of uncertainty politically in the UK, with choppy waters still to be navigated in the years ahead. However, if the Government continues to provide stable regulation and presses ahead with the ambitious clean energy and industrial strategy policies, then companies like ScottishPower will continue to invest billions of pounds and support quality jobs."

ScottishPower gave out 16 special recognition awards in total to the companies and workers who have been helping to deliver the variety of upgrades and improvements across the UK.


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