United Capital acquires building services businesses which are operating in the renewables and decarbonisation space, but we’re more than just a collection of businesses. We’re also intentional about ensuring we have a positive impact on the environment, in our communities, and in the amount of people around the country that our group can serve.

One of the most important ways we’re positively impacting our communities is by making further investments in our established and successful apprenticeship schemes. Investing in apprentices is the easiest decision you’ll make in business, as it’s a win-win-win. By investing in young people you build permanent well-paid roles into the fabric and future of your communities, you develop the future leaders of your company, and you have the ability to tailor the skillset of your workforce to fit the company you want to be in 5, 10, 20 years’ time.

That puts you ahead of the competition, because let’s be honest; a lot of companies complain about the recruitment problem in building services, but few are investing in apprentices in sufficient numbers to tackle the problem.

United Capital is continuing its genuine commitment to young people across the country, and our apprenticeship schemes are highly sought-after and recognised as best-in-class in our local communities. We’re currently developing close to 50 apprentices across a range of trades, and will likely increase that by around 50% in 2022. That’s dozens of future industry leaders who will learn the United Capital values of being relentless, ambitious, committed, and entrepreneurial in their approach to work.

For us, this represents a real and lasting commitment to the communities in which our group companies were founded, and the chance to build a workforce that’s fit for the great decarbonisation challenge that will define the next few decades in building services. We serve customers who are struggling with how to meet their zero-carbon targets, by helping them decarbonise their buildings and replacing old technologies with the latest innovations in renewables.

United Capital is one of the only groups operating in the UK which has a sizeable enough workforce to take on the largest public sector decarbonisation projects. By bringing through cohorts of young people who are skilled in all trades and focused on becoming renewables experts, we’ll be at the forefront of the decarbonisation revolution for decades to come.