Launching the OVO Tech Academy

20 May 2022 | Christina Scott, Chief Product and Technology Officer, OVO

As the energy experience becomes increasingly digitised, and our attention turns to fighting the climate crisis, it’s never been more important to train people to keep up with the pace of innovation. So we’re thrilled to be launching the OVO Tech Academy. 

We’re passionate about supporting and inspiring more diverse talent to pursue careers in technology, and opening doors to people without backgrounds in engineering. By launching the OVO Tech Academy, we want to set up pathways for success. We’ll make sure our future apprentices have the tools, support and advice on hand to thrive here at OVO.

Here’s how it’s going to work

The OVO Tech Academy is an apprenticeship programme focused on supporting more people to kickstart a career in software engineering. To do that, we’ve partnered with Makers, who are experts in apprenticeship programmes. Applications have opened today ahead of the new starters joining OVO in July 2022. 

The apprenticeships are for Level 4 software developers (the equivalent to a foundation degree), and allow the apprentices to learn and earn from day one. This opportunity needs no previous experience in technology or software engineering, opening doors for those with different backgrounds and experiences to join. 

Every apprentice will get a competitive salary with all training fully paid for by the apprenticeship levy, meaning that they do not bear any of the programme’s costs. 

Why should you sign up?

Our apprentices will be mentored by passionate OVO people from many backgrounds, all working towards the same goal: driving progress to zero carbon living.

In giving this opportunity, we hope to create the next generation of climate change champions, pioneering innovative solutions to the environmental crisis. We want people from all backgrounds to have the confidence to make change. And we’ll help them realise the positive and meaningful impact they can have when armed with the right tools and supported by experts who have as much to learn from them as they do to teach. 

The OVO Tech Academy marks the start of a host of programmes we’re creating to find and train people from all backgrounds – welcoming them into the OVO family, who’ll nurture their passions and talents. 

So please, if you’re looking to kickstart your career and indulge your interest in technology, apply today, and share with us your vision for a greener world.