Aman Sahota


Aged 22 and from Birmingham, Aman works for Newey Electrical Limited, a family firm employing around 20 electricians and based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands. He left Perryfields High School in Oldbury at 16 and completed his electrical apprenticeship in 2015.

He now leads a team of electricians, working primarily on domestic contracts. Much of Aman’s work is within social housing developments, due to the company’s strong track record and reputation.

“The advice I received was to work hard, keep plugging at it and the rewards will follow and I think that’s proved to be true for me. I’d say don’t be scared, apprenticeships are a great route to a job so just do it. You can earn and learn a trade at the same time and that’s got to be a good thing!”

“I’ve become a team leader now and so I’m still proving myself but my managers can see the progress I’m making and the people around get to see what I’m capable of, so that’s how I’ll keep progressing. I want to remain in this sector and, once I’ve passed my next set of exams, I hope to be more involved in inspecting and testing work done by my fellow team members.”

Aman says the highlight of his apprenticeship was having the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience, working alongside qualified people.

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