A local student from HCUK Training has qualified for a prestigious national apprentice competition. Mike Morford is studying an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation and was put forward for the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year by his lecturer Thomas Eastwood.
Mike will be taking part in one of six regional heats to be held next year, and will be up against apprentices from around the rest of the country competing for a place in the final to be held next year. HCUK Training, part of the Hull College Group is delighted to see such great talent and skill being demonstrated by staff and the learners they teach. Mike’s assessor Thomas Eastwood said:
“Mike is a quietly confident and conscientious learner. Practical work is always produced to a high standard in terms of both aesthetics and industry standards. Theory work is also very well presented and Mike clearly takes pride in producing work that is of a professional and comprehensive standard.”
Apart from the accolade of being crowned UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year, the winner is set to walk away with electrical testing equipment worth more than £1300 supplied by leading manufacturer Megger, and the college which the winning student attends will receive a package of testers worth more than £1000.
The national competition is organised every year by SPARKS Magazine for level 2 or 3 students who are doing an apprenticeship. “Students get a lot out of the competition,” said Celia Matthews, competition organiser. “They make new friends, gain confidence in their abilities and enjoy the challenge of the competition.”