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The journey of an apprentice

2 Jun, 2023

In August 2021 we met Vic who was recommended to us first and foremost as a person. He had spent the previous years working in a factory and he wanted to try something different. He had zero experience of electrics but he had exactly the right attitude, that willingness to learn and grow and we decided to take a chance on him. Initially he was partnered up with Darren but he has had experience of working with multiple other electricians across the business and is developing his skills accordingly.

Alongside his labouring beside a skilled electrician Vic has been doing one day a week at college and for the rest of the week is putting into practice what he is learning. He is hoping to qualify in mid 2024 and we know he will do well.

 Managing Director, Mark Neve said, 'We are aware Vic has taken a sacrifice with his salary in recent times but he has done this for exactly the right reasons. We have been proud to support Vic with giving him experience alongside our expert electricians and we have enjoyed seeing Vic grow, not only his technical capability but his customer service skills. On a recent site visit I attended, I was delighted to see how Vic had put the customer experience at the heart of his focus and was taking on a lead role on site. He laid out dust sheets in every corner of the room when changing spot lights on a very high bathroom ceiling. Vic has taken guidance onboard from a variety of electricians and I can say with confidence he will be an outstanding electrician by the time he qualifies. At this point he will have had over 3 years experience assisting electricians and will be ready for the step up.'

Vic comments 'I am grateful to the team at London 24/7 Electrical for the opportunity they have given me. I am enjoying my studies and my site work. I want to thank Darren in particular for working with me and helping me to put into practice what I have been learning. To any aspiring electrician out there you will find somebody willing to take that chance on you if you want it enough. You will have to knock down doors and go the extra mile but if you want it, you will do it. I wish I had done this years ago but I am grateful I found what I wanted to do for the rest of my career now. I am fortunate as I am well aware not everyone finds that.'

Stay tuned for further updates on Vic's journey.


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