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Preston engineering recruits begin four-year training programme with Electricity North West

Posted on - 2nd December, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, News
New recruits outside the training academy

New recruits outside the training academy

Three engineers from Preston have begun their journey to keeping the lights on across the North West.

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Electricity North West has three Prestonians on its four-year apprenticeship programme.

Nick Fowler, 18, Mohammad Zahid, 31 and Phillipa Crompton, 22, are all beginning their intensive training with the firm.

From left clockwise: Nick Fowler, Mohammad Zahir and Phillipa Crompton

From left clockwise: Nick Fowler, Mohammad Zahir and Phillipa Crompton

Fowler said: “I found out about the apprenticeship scheme online and I’m looking forward to having a rewarding career and to progress within Electricity North West.”

Crompton is pleased they finish with a full qualification.

She said: “There will be a sense of achievement when I graduate from the scheme and become a qualified crafts person.”

Zahid says he is looking forward to a very hands on course which will give him the experience he needs.

Steve Johnson, chief executive at Electricity North West, said: “We are delighted to welcome on board our new apprentices and I wish them luck in their studies.

“Our apprenticeship scheme will not only be beneficial for these young people and their careers, but it is also helping to ensure the lights are kept on across the North West.

“With the demand in electricity set to double by 2050 the energy industry continuously needs new recruits. Our apprenticeship scheme is a perfect opportunity and a great step forward to obtaining a successful and fulfilling career with Electricity North West.”

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