Apprentices prove bright sparks
ELECTRICAL contractor Clarkson Evans held a graduation-style awards evening on Friday to celebrate the achievements of staff who've recently achieved Advanced Apprenticeships in Electrical Installation.
Some 44 young people were presented with certificates by former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, in front of their proud families at Hatherley Manor Hotel.
The Staverton-based company specialises in wiring new homes and this year it has recruited over 100 new apprentices.
All of them follow a unique in-house programme, attending day release classes at the company's own training centre.
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Managing director Steve Evans, a strong supporter of apprenticeships, said: "By investing in young people we're growing our next generation of team leaders.
"There's simply no way we could ever recruit enough fully qualified staff with the right skills to meet the needs of our customers so we took the decision many years ago that apprenticeships were the only way forward."
Last year Clarkson Evans won the National Apprenticeship Award for Best Medium Sized Employer and were also main sponsor for The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo's first ever Apprenticeship Awards held earlier this year.
Clarkson Evans' training centre has long been virtually a business in its own right and the company now trains apprentices for around 30 other employers.