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The JTL Electrical Apprentice of the Year in Wales is...

13 March 2018

Jack will join six other regional winners to contest JTL’s National Apprentice of the Year title in London in June.

Jack Germain from Bridgend has been named ‘Electrical Apprentice of the Year’ in Wales by JTL.

Jack’s win, which saw him beat off stiff competition from 81 final year apprentices in the region, was announced at a graduation ceremony held recently at the Vale Hotel in Hensol.

The graduation event brings together JTL’s learners, plus their families and friends, to celebrate their completion of a four-year long building services engineering apprenticeship. The course graduates are all now qualified electricians or plumbers.

The winning electrical learner from each of JTL’s seven regions will go forward to represent their region at JTL’s National Awards in London in June, when the winner of the JTL National Apprentice of the Year title will be announced. Each of the electrical finalists going to London has excelled both academically and practically throughout their apprenticeship.

Jack attended the Welsh awards with his family and his JTL Training Officer, Matthew Bailey. He is employed by Bridgend company, Centregreat Ltd.

“Jack was a really strong apprentice from the start,” says Matthew.

“He was really focused from day one on making sure he got the experience he needed and was always thinking ahead, wanting to be prepared for the next stage of his learning. As a result, he finished his apprenticeship a year early - no small achievement and a reflection of his high work-rate and outstanding commitment.”

Centregreat’s core business is the supply, installation and maintenance of highway lighting and electrical systems for local authorities, highways agencies, civil engineering companies and private clients. Jack is now working in the company’s traffic signal and surveillance division. He’s undertaking further training to allow him to carry out inspection and testing roles.

“It’s a tremendous achievement for a learner to be chosen as the number one electrical apprentice in their region,” says Jon Graham, Chief Executive at JTL.

“A four-year apprenticeship is a big commitment which involves a great deal of hard work but Jack has excelled at every stage and deserves enormous congratulations. I know our team in the region now have their fingers and toes firmly crossed for Jack’s success in our national final!”

The award scheme - now in its third year in its current format - is run by industry and Government approved training supplier, JTL, the leading provider to the building services engineering sectors in England and Wales. Final year apprentices were nominated for the regional awards by their employer or training officer, put forward on the basis of their outstanding overall performances. Each finalist was assessed against the four key elements that make up the apprenticeship framework - their practical work on site, theoretical knowledge, key skills and industry test scores.

Roughly 31,000 young people (and almost one in two of all electricians) across England and Wales have completed apprenticeships with JTL.

Jon Graham, Chief Executive at JTL presents Jack Germain with the JTL ‘Electrical Apprentice of the Year’ award

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