Clarkson Evans reaches final of national apprenticeship awards

The company is passionate about developing young people through electrical apprenticeships and Clarkson Evans aims to be a beacon of best practice in terms of apprenticeship development.

The winner of the Apprentice Employer Award will be announced at a gala dinner being staged at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Tuesday 3rd of March.

Apprenticeships4England chief executive Lindsay McCurdy said: ‘Due to the quality and number of applications for this year’s awards we have broken the awards down by number of apprenticeships delivered (training provider awards) or number of employees in the company (business awards), so that training providers and employers can be judged alongside companies who are of a similar size in terms of employees or delivery of apprenticeships.

‘This year we have been taken aback by the huge increase in submissions, all of which have been of such an extremely high quality. With such a large number of entries the competition is fierce, making the achievement of all finalists all the more impressive,’ added Ms McCurdy.

All electrical apprentices at Clarkson Evans are trained in-house at its own training centres. Despite operating in an industry that was hit hard by the recession, the company has been steadily expanding in the last five years and now has 14 branches nationwide, including Gloucester.

The company practises what it preaches around vocational training and was named winner of the Vocational Qualification (VQ) Employer of the Year Award 2014.

‘It’s only by employing apprentices and training them in-house that we’ve been able to develop a dedicated workforce with the right skills,’ said Steve Evans, managing director. ‘We always look for people who are keen to forge long-term careers with Clarkson Evans and many previous apprentices have grown with the company, taking on more responsibility and helping us maintain high levels of customer service as we continue to expand.’

Clarkson Evans specialises in wiring new homes for the UK’s leading housing developers, wiring around 1 in 10 of all new properties built in England and Wales last year. In total Clarkson Evans employs around 600 staff and operates across much of southern England, the Midlands and south Wales.

The company recently launched an extensive recruitment drive for more apprentices and qualified electricians.

Current vacancies can be viewed at: www.clarksonevans.co.uk

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