JTL has named Middlesex-based Callan Baker as its Electrical Apprentice of the Year in the London region. Callan’s victory was announced following a successful apprenticeship with London based firm, TClarke PLC.
He was recognised by his training officer for his progress both academically and practically, and has been awarded with a £100 cheque and glass trophy. Callan has also now been shortlisted to represent London against seven other regional electrical winners at JTL’s National Awards, which will take place in Autumn.
JTL electrical Training Officer, Kevin Cleverley, comments, “Since the very first day of his apprenticeship, Callan has been totally committed to achieving his NVQ, and has always been eager to progress in an efficient and mature manner. He has an extremely mature and diplomatic nature when dealing with his colleagues and employer, and I know this has allowed him to form extremely positive relationships in the workplace.
“Not only has Callan consistently completed his work with impeccable quality over the past four years, he is also one of the politest people I have ever had the pleasure of working with during my employment with JTL. His organisation, impeccable manners and fantastic attitude and understanding towards health and safety make him a credit to JTL and an invaluable member of his team.’’
Callan, who currently holds an NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment, amongst other qualifications, says, “I would recommend an apprenticeship to any young person who is looking for a stable career which will allow them to progress, and if you are willing and eager to learn, then you will be successful. I started my career as an electrical apprentice at Victoria Station Upgrade, which was an incredible project to learn my trade and progress into the current position of a junior engineer.
“Currently I am undertaking my HNC in Building Services Engineering at London Southbank University to develop my skills and understand different engineering principles on top of my electrical background. I am so grateful to my JTL tutor for this award and really excited for my next project.”
The award scheme – which is now in its fifth year – sees each finalist assessed against four key elements which make up the apprenticeship framework – their practical work onsite, theoretical knowledge, key skills and industrial test scores.