Apollo takes Trustpower’s next generation of employees to places where they have never been before.
The new Apollo programme gives participants a taste of working across the business while developing their leadership skills and technical capability. It differs from traditional graduate programmes in that it is open to non-graduates too and a broad range of attributes are considered.
“Life experience and community involvement are just as valuable as a degree in the Apollo programme,” says Michelle Jacobs, Trustpower People and Capability Advisor.
“The mission is to develop and empower our leaders of the future.”
The benefits to the business include increased connectivity, collaboration and knowledge-sharing between functions.
In the “generalist” stream, participants experience working in strategy and growth, community relations, the markets campaign programme team and generation support.
In the “technical” stream, recently-graduated engineers and analysts get to work in other departments to broaden their experience, including customer operations, generation, finance, markets and engineering.
All participants remain permanent employees at Trustpower at the end of the two year programme.
Participant Ethan Cooke started work at Trustpower as a sales representative and the Apollo programme has given him the opportunity to pursue his interest in renewable energy.
“The best thing about the programme is that I get to experience all the teams and discover where my strengths lie,” he says.
“I see my future at Trustpower…it’s a great place to work. You trust the company and the company trusts you.”
“The best thing about the programme is that I get to experience all the teams and discover where my strengths lie.”
Apollo programme participant, Ethan Cooke