SPOTLIGHT ON FORD ELECTRICAL AT APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS
Midlands-based, Ford Electrical has been announced a winner in the 2016 Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo Apprenticeship Awards.
Part of the family-run civil engineering and construction firm, Heming Group, the electrical contractor won the Small Employer of the Year category.
Sponsored by Gloucestershire College, the annual Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the best and brightest apprentices in the county and culminated in a glittering awards’ evening at the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse last week (7 July).
“We are absolutely delighted," said Ford Electrical operations director, Jack England, himself a former apprentice. "For the last 10 years, we have taken on one apprentice each year, but this year we further increased the number of apprentices recruited annually to two. We thought now was a good time to submit an awards entry and are thrilled to be a winner.
“All our apprentices undertake an extensive four-year apprenticeship programme – a mix of classroom learning (day-release) at a local college and on-site construction work managed and mentored by our senior electrical engineering team.
“Over the years, we have maintained an on-going commitment to our apprenticeship scheme, giving local young people an opportunity to thrive, learn a recognised trade, and enjoy long-lasting careers for many years to come. As a small business, we invest heavily in our apprentices throughout the process with a guaranteed job offer on successful completion of their apprenticeship.”
Since its launch in 1991, Ford Electrical continues to excel in state-of-the-art, modern electrical project design, installation and maintenance for commercial and industrial projects across the midlands and beyond.