- Studied: Level 3 Electrotechnical Standard Apprenticeship
- Competing at SkillELECTRIC 2022
Tony has offered lots of encouragement and I am excited to compete
Adam Competed in the 2022 Sparks Learner of the Year competition, reaching the North West Regional heat. In June 2022, he will compete in the SkillELECTRIC 2022 National Qualifier heat.
“I feel that at College you are treated like an adult and given more independence. The teachers are there to support you but it’s also down to what you make of it.
“I have always been a practical person so decided to start looking at electrical apprenticeships. I got an interview at College and was offered a place on the Level 2 course and I’ve then progressed onto Level 3 and am nearing the end of my qualification.
“The teachers have been great and really supportive, they are probably the best thing about College. My tutor Kevin Ashton has been helping me with my writing and I feel like I have progressed and developed throughout the course.
“After gaining my qualification at College, I would like to get my Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing certificate, qualify in Solar photovoltaics (PV) and continue to work on car charging and then see where I go from there.
“I could maybe look at plumbing which would mean I can work with renewables. There is also the option to set up on my own or go and work for a company like BAE.”
“The SkillELECTRIC competition was suggested to me by my tutor Tony Upton. He put me forward after I finished in the top 3 of a practical competition in class. Tony has offered lots of encouragement and I am excited to compete.
“I have made it through the passive stage of the competition and have now reached the national qualifier heat.
“At the national qualifier heat, I will have to work to a set specification and dimensions and install my work to an industry standard. It’s a practical competition and one that I’m looking forward to. It’ll be great to add to my CV, hopefully I get through.”