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Apprenticeship week: Sunny Harper

To close off Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we have Sunny Harper who shares her career story with us, how Peterson is supporting young people with opportunities and what she aims to achieve in her new role as Learning & Development Advisor.

 When did you join Peterson?

I started at Peterson in November 2022 as a Human Resources Advisor and will soon begin a new role as a Learning & Development Advisor, which is an exciting step in my career.

What does your new role involve?

One aspect of my role is the recruitment of young people to the business and engaging with schools in the local communities. The second part of my role involves leading our training and learning programme for our people to support them in their professional development.

What opportunities exist at Peterson for young people?

We offer a range of opportunities to support the next generation of workforce such as apprenticeships, work placements and trainee and graduate roles. There is a real breadth of training and development diversity available at Peterson at all levels and it’s rewarding to see my colleagues progress in their careers and grow as individuals. 

How does Peterson engage with schools in the local communities?

Our HR team visits schools regularly to meet with students and share the variety of work opportunities that are available to them. Some of our staff will come in to share details of their role and what it involves, which offers students valuable insight into the diverse range of careers available in logistics.

What is the recruitment process for an apprenticeship?

We are starting the recruitment process now and encourage interested individuals to apply early as spaces are limited. When considering candidates our team will look at all factors beyond just grades and exam results. We are always open to having an informal conversation and finding ways to support individuals interested in gaining practical experience at Peterson.

How important are diversity, inclusion, and equity to Peterson?

Peterson has several sustainability initiatives on the go. Our focus is on ensuring that we have a diverse workforce, we are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities for all. These are critical elements of sustainability and vital to any business. On a personal level, I have been learning British Sign Language and finding out more about neurodiversity to assist with my role and our apprenticeship programme.

What are your goals in your new role?

I’m looking forward to recruiting a good group of apprentices and supporting their development to ensure they succeed and are ready for the next step in their careers. My long-term ambition is to continue building strong relationships with local communities and share the wide range of career opportunities available to students in the energy sector.   

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