Vital Energi Launches 2013 Graduate Open Day

Applications are now invited for Vital Energi’s annual Graduate Open Days which will be held in Blackburn and London during the summer.

Graduates who would like to join one of the UK’s top 50 fastest growing companies, and contribute to high profile projects such as Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games and London's King's Cross Regeneration, should send in their CV by 19th July 2013.

Vital Energi is keen to recruit graduates with high class Bachelor or Masters Degrees. 

It is seeking applicants with degrees in engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, building services, electrical or similar, who have the relevant skills and experience, for its implementation and design departments. 

Graduates with degrees in relevant disciplines, including sales, marketing, business studies, quantity surveying and trainee management, are also being sought for the company’s sales, marketing and commercial departments.

Ian Whitelock, joint managing director of Vital Energi, commented: "We are looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, innovative and hardworking people, who have entrepreneurial talent, to join our experienced teams and we are committed to training and supporting our graduate trainees in their personal and career development."


Graduate success

Since it launched its Graduate Open Days in 2010, Vital Energi has recruited 20 graduates. Many have made fast progress through the company to take on key roles.

Graduate recruit Shaun joined as a development engineer in 2010 and has recently managed the design and launch of Vital Energi's new smart metering solution, vPro:ems. At the end of last year he also won the Innovation Award at Vital Energi's inaugural Employee Awards.

Shaun said: "I chose Vital Energi because it is an exciting and fast-growing company at the forefront of the rapidly expanding sustainable energy market. I was offered a challenging role that suited my skillset and that has allowed me to maximise my personal development."

Jay joined Vital Energi as a graduate engineer last year and since then has worked on-site on a major biomass and CHP energy system for York University where he gained invaluable project engineering experience. As a member of the new commercial ESCo department, Jay has also worked on ESCo modelling for a number of high profile schemes including community energy projects for housing associations and the NHS.

Jay said: "After just one year with Vital Energi I can't believe how much I have learned and what a great opportunity I have been given. For six months I worked as an on-site engineer at York University and was given a lot of responsibility from the start. 

"Joining Vital Energi was definitely one of the best decisions I ever made. There is so much skill and experience under one roof and every person I have had the pleasure of working with has been happy to share their knowledge and help me in any way that they can," he added. 


Attracting talent

Vital Energi launched its Graduate Open Days to help it recruit top quality graduates for all areas of its business including design, energy solutions, project engineering, commercial/quantity surveying, accounts, marketing and asset management. The company has developed an all-round graduate training programme which combines both theory and practice. 

Candidates selected to attend the Open Days will participate in team exercises, presentations and undertake a formal interview. The final successful candidates will be selected on completion of this process. 

Anyone interested in attending the Open Days should send their CV and current salary details/ expectations to: Ella Stokes, HR Manager (

All positions are based at Vital Energi’s Head Office in Blackburn, excluding those in construction management which will be based nationwide.

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