Bernard Collins, DCET’s curriculum manager, was Master of Ceremonies. He said: ‘This really is a tremendous achievement. The electrical apprenticeship takes three and a half years of on-site assessment, practical work and classroom lessons. It is hard going at times and there is a tough practical exam at the end. I take my hat off to the learners for sticking with it and graduating as qualified electricians.’
Tony Cable added: ‘Apprenticeships are vital for the future of our industry but it is also important to remember the part the employers play in this successful training.
‘They have paid wages and offered support and experience throughout the apprenticeship. I hope the newly qualified electricians go on to have a long and rewarding career like mine.’
DCET Training, which is part of the Focus Training Group, is always looking for young people looking to learn an apprenticeship. It has centres in Redruth, Torbay, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Bristol, as well as the main centre and head office in Exeter.
For more information abut DCET, visit: www.dcet.co.uk