Northampton and Oxford-based independent energy supplier, Opus Energy, is to create 100 new jobs across its two offices. The news comes after the company was listed in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table for the second year running.

The Top Track 250 league table ranks the UK’s largest mid-market private companies in terms of sales. The energy supplier managed to climb 57 places from last year to finish 129 in the prestigious table after revenue for 2011/12 jumped by nearly 40 percent.

Charlie Crossley Cooke, Managing Director, Opus Energy, commented: “This year is particularly exciting for Opus Energy as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We are extremely pleased to mark this milestone with recognition of our outstanding performance as a business over the last year. We look forward to another year of growth and the creation of new jobs to meet our continuing expansion.”

The company has hailed its newly-launched apprenticeship scheme as integral to its recruitment strategy. The scheme allows apprentices to complete their NVQ, with starting salaries of a round double that of the average apprenticeship rates. Since the scheme’s inception in February, nine apprenticeships have already been awarded and Opus Energy expects to award a further ten by next year.