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Former NICEIC graduate Jack Howes was named Apprentice of the Year at the at this year’s Electrical Industry Awards. Organised by trade magazine Electrical Times the awards are one of the biggest in the industry. Jack, 21, works for NICEIC Approved Contractors Instalec Electrical Engineers, based in Luton and was one of the original attendees to come through NICEIC’s Apprentice Academy in conjunction with Bedford College.
“It was a great surprise but just seemed to make the whole three year process worthwhile,” commented Jack. “I love working in the industry and just want to progress now as far as possible. “I want to see how far I can take it and the next thing I want to do is get my testing and inspection qualifications.”
Jack spent two years at Bedford College under the tutelage of lecturers and NICEIC’s Technical Development Manager Darren Staniforth, before spending his final year of professional development under the guidance of NICEIC.
“From the very first lesson it was clear that Jack was determined and focussed to make a career as an electrician, “ added Darren. “He showed a great attitude towards learning and was always willing and keen to take on new ideas.
“He was a pleasure to teach and I look forward to seeing how his career progresses.”
NICEIC Domestic Installer and NICEIC Approved Contractor, PIP Electrics Limited, based in Basildon, Essex, was also named ‘Contractor of the Year 2013’ at the awards.