Peterson Energy Logistics invests in the future with increased apprenticeship intake


PETERSON ENERGY LOGISTICS, a family-owned company with over a century of experience, is taking proactive steps to invest in the future by welcoming eight young apprentices into the business this year. This move aligns with the company’s commitment to training the next generation of the workforce, offering two-year apprenticeships and work experience opportunities in business administration and quayside logistics.

The apprenticeship program is designed to provide young individuals with valuable industry experience while fostering essential soft skills that are pivotal for launching their careers. Most of the apprentices joined directly from school, and the program aims to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the evolving workplace.

Steven Burns, Group Head of Human Resources at Peterson Energy Logistics, emphasised the company’s forward-thinking approach, stating, “At Peterson Energy Logistics, we think in generations. Our increased investment in apprentices is driven by a rapidly changing workplace that makes it imperative that we have the skills – and the talent – to support those changes.”

As industries transition towards more sustainable energy sources, Peterson Energy Logistics recognizes the need to evolve its logistics services, requiring innovative solutions and diverse perspectives. Investing in young talent is seen as a crucial aspect of supporting this evolution, allowing the company to benefit from fresh ideas and perspectives.

Peterson Energy Logistics has a track record of training and development, with former apprentices celebrating over a decade with the organisation and now occupying supervisory and management roles. Chris Carter, a former apprentice who is now the Overland and Warehouse Manager, shared his success story, emphasising how the apprenticeship program provided the training, qualifications, and experience needed for career progression within the company.

To further influence and inspire young individuals at an earlier stage of their education, Peterson Energy Logistics has employees volunteering as Career Ready mentors in Aberdeen schools. The program connects young people from under-represented backgrounds with the world of work, offering workplace experiences, career insights, and a support network.

Investing in apprenticeships and mentorship programs reflects Peterson Energy Logistics’ commitment to building a skilled and diverse workforce, ensuring a legacy that aligns with the company’s long standing history and its vision for the future.

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