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National Apprenticeship Week 2017: learning a trade at Gibbons

We’ve been welcoming apprentices to learn their trade with us for many years, and the friendly, professional and supportive Gibbons culture means that in many cases they remain with us long after qualifying.

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2017, we had a quick chat with 26-year-old Gibbons apprentice engineer Ben Jones as he nears qualification as an electrician.

When did you begin your Gibbons apprenticeship and when are you hoping to qualify?

I started in November 2013, and am due to finish my college course in July. I won’t officially qualify until I get my results and certificate later in the year.

Why did you want to become an electrician?

I was keen to learn a trade, and electrical work appealed to me, so I thought I would give it a go and haven’t looked back!

Are you based in both the workshop and on site?

It’s a mix of both, but I prefer being out on site. I’m in college once a week on day release.

What kind of electrical work do you carry out?

I mainly work on control panels, but I’ve also gained experience with electric motors, variable-speed drives and occasionally sockets and lights.

As our business continues to grow, we’re often looking for committed, enthusiastic apprentices to come and begin their career with us. So for information on the Gibbons apprenticeship programme, call Matthew Gibbons on 07970 676272 or email matthew@gibbonsgroup.co.uk and find out how we can set you on your way to a successful and rewarding engineering career. 

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors, Panel Building

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