“The success of Energy for Growth confirms how the energy transition represents a unique opportunity for Italy to develop the skills needed by training young people. This is why we have extended the project to the renewables supply chain, where it is essential to have qualified professionals working with our companies to achieve sustainability goals and achieve energy freedom, in line with the European RePowerEu plan. With the program we want to rise to the challenge by helping to grow the national renewables supply chain, creating quality employment through the involvement of our young people and generating value for the economy, society and the environment.”
Energy for Growth represents a bridge between training and the working world through specific programs designed to meet the needs of businesses that work with us nationwide, thus not only accelerating the energy transition but also giving Italy an economic boost.
Thanks to Energy for Growth, you can:
- Prepare yourself for the working world through a high-quality training program, in just 5 weeks.
- Find immediate career opportunities in a constantly evolving sector, directly with our partner companies.
- Become an active part of the energy transition and contribute firsthand to the fundamental process our country is undergoing.
How the program works
The tasks of selecting, training and identifying career paths will be coordinated by ELIS, an organization that has been training people and launching them in professional careers for over 50 years. The selected candidates will take a free 5-week (200 hour) course with both theoretical and practical training at specific Accredia-certified institutes located across Italy, including ELIS, Heading, Agorà, Fasten, Assimpianti, Ecotech, CM Servizi, New Tecna, Dharma, Formamente and APP Energia.
The courses are free of charge and include an 800-euro reimbursement for expenses. After the training, participants can be hired by one of our partner companies with a fixed-term contract.
Some of the largest employment agencies in Italy will be handling the staffing requests for companies participating in the program, including Gi Group, Manpower, Openjobmetis, Orienta, Synergie, Randstad, FMTS, Adecco and Umana. The nationwide scope allows candidates to evaluate the proposed location of employment before beginning the training course.
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Energy for Growth with Renewables
The scope of Energy for Growth has expanded to the renewable energy sector, to create new specialized jobs that support the development of zero-emission energy sources in Italy, helping to accelerate our country's path to energy freedom and independence.
The objective of Energy for Growth with Renewables is to train more than 2,000 young energy transition professionals by 2025 who can be hired by our partner companies with a fixed-term contract of 12 months or longer.
There are three specific operational roles covered by the Energy for Growth with Renewables:
Electrical Technician: in charge of electro-technical project activities, with soft skills in communication and teamwork, skills in verifying worksite accounting, adherence to quality and project schedule, implementation of safety and environmental policies and procedures.
Civil Projects Technician: in charge of civil project activities, with soft skills in communication and teamwork, skills in verifying worksite accounting, adherence to quality and project schedule, implementation of safety and environmental policies and procedures.
Junior Site Manager: in charge of coordinating and supervising worksite activities with leadership capabilities, good communication skills with clients and contractors as well as ability to verify civil and electrical activity compliance with project requirements, soft skills of communication and teamwork, skills in verifying worksite accounting, adherence to quality and project schedule, implementation of safety and environmental policies and procedures.
The requirements needed to apply to the renewables program are:
Be in possession of a secondary school diploma in a technical field (ITIS or IPSIA)
Be unemployed or unoccupied
Good aptitude for on-site and outdoor work
Willingness to travel nationwide
Energy for Growth Grids
First and foremost, the energy transition will pass through a smart, resilient and digital infrastructure. For this reason, with our Energy for Growth Grids program, along with ELIS we are creating career opportunities for 5,500 specialized technicians by 2023 who can be hired by our partner companies with a fixed-term contract of 6 months or longer.
A year from the launch of the project, more than 12,000 applications have been received. Nicola Lanzetta, Head of Country Italy, points out that this number “...demonstrates the success of the initiative and confirms that an increasing number of young people see this program as an opportunity to build and strengthen their skills.” New generations can therefore play a leading role in an important transformation, which begins with a more efficient management of electric grids.
There are four specific operational roles covered by the Energy for Growth Grids:
Cable puller: responsible for the assembly and maintenance of overhead power distribution lines (medium and low voltage) in bare conductors and insulated cables;
Cable splicer: in charge of making splices and terminations on overhead and underground cables (medium and low voltage);
Secondary substation and PMT fitter: responsible for the electromechanical mounting of secondary substations, PMTs (Pole-Mounted Transformers) and pole disconnectors;
LV live operator: in charge of utility management activities (end customer management) on power outlets and metering units, i.e. the management of electronic meters (installation, substitution, removal and programming) that requires both technical expertise and soft skills as well as an aptitude for dealing with customers. This role also involves activities on low voltage concentrators at substations and (PMTs) pole-mounted transformers.
Each of these roles uses specific instruments to perform all of the activities necessary for operating in complete safety on site.
The requirements needed to apply for the electric grids program are a secondary school diploma or professional qualification in the field of electricity, electronics or technology. The appeal is intended specifically for unemployed or unoccupied with a good aptitude for on-site and outdoor work who want to train in operational roles.
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