Electrical Contracting News (ECN) June 2016 - Page 20

TRAINING SPARKIES FLY AT WESSEX GROUP Three more apprentices from Dorset’s Wessex Group have become fully qualified and are now working for the family firm. Electricians Billy Watson, Callum Child and Ryan Guy have spent four years honing their skills within the various companies under the Wessex Group umbrella. They were on day release at Yeovil College’s north Dorset training centre, which is conveniently next door to the group’s HQ in Shaftesbury. Each apprentice passed the EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment. Two of them are now employed at Wessex Electricals and Ryan is working within Wessex Building Services. Having six companies in the group means the apprentices can move around and get the best grounding possible. Currently there are 24 apprentices in the group and there is a new intake each year and pl