Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 31

TRAINER & TRAINEE Ford Electrical operations director, Jack England (left). Michelle Moylan. apprenticeships benefiting both employers and employees. The 13th member decided to join a full time college course, so a 100 per cent destination success. Additionally, both girls in the group progressed onto the Electrical Trailblazer, with one of them, Ruby Mitchell, becoming an ambassador with the NICEIC national ‘Jobs for Girls’ campaign. Ruby has since been nominated and was a finalist in the ‘Women in Business Awards 2016’, in the category of Female Apprentice of the Year, with the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle. Michelle added, ‘During September last year, following lengthy implementation and lead time of electrical trailblazing, the new apprenticeship standards were ready for delivery. We took the initiative and started delivering the new framework immediately. It transpires that we are the only provider offering the Electrical Trailblazer Apprenticeship in the whole of the UK. A rather large feather in our cap, when you consider all of the further education colleges, training providers etc – there must