Thursday, 6 March 2014

National Apprentice Competition

Our very own Peter Hall has been in the National Apprentice Competition.

Regional finalist Peter Hall with his support team Bedford College CEO Ian Pryce CBE, Vice Principal Dave Pridmore, Tony Joyce Executive Director of Construction and Building Services and the winning electrical training team

Bedford College hosted the regional heats of the ‘Megger National Apprentice Electrician of the Year 2014’ on Friday February 28th.

Among the 12 trainee electricians taking part will be a competitor who studies at Bedford College.

Well done Pete

The National Apprentice of the Year competitions were launched by SNG Publishing Ltd (publishers of the apprentice magazines, HIP! and SPARKS) in 2009, giving students the opportunity to be recognised for their hard work and skills. The national event is split into two competitions, one for electrical and one for plumbing. Each college is allowed to put forward one student per discipline. They can be either working in the industry or college-based. To be eligible they must be currently studying for their Level 2 or 3 qualification and be no older than 24 years of age.

All competitors attend regional heats, where an overall regional winner is chosen.

Each student that enters the competition is awarded a Certificate of Achievement for successfully competing. All regional winners are given an all expenses paid trip to the Live Final which usually takes place two months after the regional heats have finished.

The overall winner of the competition will be awarded the title ‘National Apprentice of the Year’ and will be presented with his or her prize by the President of the CIPHE (for plumbing) or Tony Cable of NICEIC and ELECSA (for electrical).

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