09 May 2019
Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has received the Youth Friendly Employer Charter from Youth Employment UK. The presentation was made by Michael Tomlinson MP, at an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting discussing youth employment at the House of Lords this week.
MUS, the UK’s largest dedicated utility service provider and a part of M Group Services, received the Charter alongside the sector skills body Energy and Utility Skills and client Cadent. This accreditation recognises MUS’s commitment to working with young people to offer quality employment and rewarding career opportunities in utility services. The membership of Youth Employment UK brings MUS into contact with a large audience of young people who can help shape the approach in raising awareness of the utilities sector. It is also enabling the collaboration with employer members to inspire young people to pursue a career in utilities.
In becoming a Youth Employment UK member MUS is pushing forward support for EU Skills’ Inclusion Commitment. MUS was one of 32 companies to pledge support to the Commitment when it was launched in February. EU Skills’ research shows an increasing youth gap; only 8% of the sector’s workforce is currently under 24, compared to 12% nationally.
Morrison Utility Services HR Director Colin Jellicoe comments: “We work hard to provide excellent career paths for young people in our business. We also make time to go out into the community to explain the sheer variety of opportunities on offer; our schools workshops and work experience placements offer the chance to see where young people can realise their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling, life-long career in the utilities sector.”
L to R: MUS Inclusion and Diversity Manager Lucie Cox, Aidan Brooks and Kate Davies, EU Skills; Michael Tomlinson MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole; Claire Noble, Cadent Gas; Laura-Jane Rawlings, Youth Employment UK and Tony Moloney, Cadent Gas.
Paul Gilbert, Head of Communications Tel: 01438 847275 / 07595 014 687
About Morrison Utility Services
Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s largest, dedicated, independent utility service provider, working in long-term frameworks on behalf of regulated asset owners across the electricity, gas, telecommunications and water sectors. Morrison Utility Services is a part of M Group Services. For further information please visit www.morrisonus.com
About M Group Services
M Group Services is a leading service provider to essential infrastructure markets in the UK and Ireland through its utilities, transport, telecom, and data divisions. The company operates through its subsidiaries that include Morrison Utility Services, Avonline Networks, Dyer & Butler, IWJS, Magdalene, Morrison Data Services, Morrison Telecom Services, M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions and PMP Utilities. Please visit www.mgroupservices.com for further information.