The UKPS Head Office in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire has recently undergone a £500,000 refurbishment to provide new, fully functional training facilities, as well as additional bespoke office and warehouse space.

James Trumper, Finance Director at UKPS, said: “This is a significant investment by UKPS and shows our commitment to remaining local in the place where the business first started. We recognise that our success is down to our committed staff who have helped build the business. It is important that we have the right facilities to attract and retain high-calibre people in order to maintain our growth. This investment means that, not only do we have improved office space, but we are able to enhance our technical training facilities to provide our employees with first-class training and development programmes.”

UKPS attract and retain some of the most talented people in the utility connections industry and have employees with varying degrees of experience and industry knowledge. Some of them joined us with no industry-specific training but they had the right attitude and have proven themselves invaluable by embracing the training and courses we provided. Training our people in-house enables us to guarantee the quality of our work and the new facilities have up-to-date technology, IT, training aids and classroom space for 20+ people, all designed with the company’s ethos and processes in mind, to provide training from ‘Jointers Mate’ all the way to HV jointing. Giving simulated and ‘as live’ training in a completely safe environment ensures our staff have the knowledge and experience required to complete work on time and to the highest standards.

The practical element covers around 70% of the Jointers Mate course and is followed up with a classroom-based knowledge section to further embed the training and enable candidates to complete City & Guilds certification before moving on to our HV jointing training course.

We have also taken on 20 graduates this year on our two year graduate training scheme. They will be taken through all aspects of the business as well as taking interactive training courses in the new classroom environment.

04Apr 2015
Edinburgh - Scotland

UK Power Solutions, the utility connection company, has today announced its first contract win in Scotland. UKPS will be delivering the new gas and electrical connection works to Urban Eden Project at Lochend South, Edinburgh for ISG, the leading global construction services company. Continue reading

04Aug 2015
London-Sales-Design-Office

UK Power Solutions, the utility connection company, has today announced the opening of its sales and design office in London. Based in West London, the new office is headed up by Azadeh Fardyar (Design Manager) and Joe Hunwick (Estimating & Business Manager) and already has ten permanent staff. Continue reading

01Sep 2015
Newcastle-North

UK Power Solutions, the utility connection company, has today announced the appointment of Darren Woolley as Sales Manager (North). Darren was previously Sales and Marketing Manager at Matrix Networks Limited and has also worked for Western Power and Central Networks. Continue reading

30Nov 2015

UKPS recently featured in Building Design & Construction Issue 215, where Jamie Charles, Sales and Marketing Manager South talked about the strengths of UKPS and their advantages over a DNO. “The way we have grown over the last five years speaks for itself. Thanks to our ability to deliver the right solutions for clients, we’ve been able to […] Continue reading

04Dec 2015

The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. UK Power Solutions, The Utility Connection Company are delighted to announce that they have placed 29th on the list. UKPS are one of the UK’s leading independent electrical utilities providers, connecting residential, […] Continue reading

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