Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 18

TRAINING BRIGHT SPARKS AT FORD ELECTRICAL Family run civil engineering and construction company Heming Group is showing a strong faith in apprentices as the future lifeblood of its company. Heming Group, based in Willersey, Gloucestershire, has more than 40 employees, and comprises Heming Civil Engineering and Construction Contractors, Major Building Services, Ford Electrical and Heming Agricultural and Plant Engineers. The company’s current intake of apprentices sees three youngsters learning the ropes at Ford Electrical, with the trio managed by 27 year old Jack England, himself a former Heming Group apprentice. Jack, operations director at Ford Electrical, and who served a four year apprenticeship, said, ‘I would not want to belittle university educations, but the life experience I gained at an early age at Ford Electrical equipped me with the characteristics to progress in my career.’ The Ford Electrical apprentices are Tom Huxley, 21, an