Yee Group of Burton on Trent has further strengthened its team with investment in skills and the next generation of young electricians.
The team at Yee Group are delighted that Ross (pictured right) has completed his apprenticeship having studied and worked at Yee Group for 4 years. He has just passed his AM2 exams with flying colours. Clearly a talented young electrician, Ross admits that he didn’t always want to be an electrician but the idea of combining practical work (and a salary) with the experience of college was a big draw for him. Now fully qualified, he is looking forward to working independently across the full spectrum of electrical projects at Yee Group. Ross said, “each day is a different challenge – I love that, and helping customers is very satisfying.”
Another apprentice, Henry, has been working at Yee Group while studying for his AM2 at college where he is currently in year 3. In addition to studying hard in the final half of his qualification; he is taking additional courses to enhance his skills even further. Henry recently passed BAFE’s Theory and Practice of Servicing of portable fire extinguishers course which will enable him to support Yee Group’s fire safety team and adds another string to his bow. Henry said, “I’m doing a lot of studying at the moment, but it means I shall be able to work on lots of different kinds of projects at Yee Group and that makes life interesting.”
The most recent recruit is Edward (pictured left). Edward is at the very start of his career as an electrician. As Yee Group’s newest apprentice, Edward said “I am very excited about joining Yee Group, I know that the company has developed many apprentices like me. It’s a great environment to work and learn in, Ross and Henry and all the team are supportive of my training and have gone out of their way to welcome me and help me settle into working life”.
Yee Group has always supported apprenticeships and attends local careers fairs to talk to young people about the varied career path that an electrician can have. The company’s General Manager Jason Cooper joined as an apprentice and has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the business. Jason said, “all our staff commit their time to supporting our apprentices both electricians and in other roles in the company, because they really do represent the future experts of our business. As I have found – an apprenticeship is a great foundation for a fulfilling career”.