At Pearce Platford we have championed the cause for trainees for over eighteen years and in that period we have trained over 90 apprentices. We feel the future of both our company, and the industry relies on the training of electricians. At the time of writing over 75% of our current workforce served their apprenticeship with us and two have moved into managerial roles within the Company.
Our input starts at school level. We have an arrangement with local secondary schools, and take on about ten pupils for work experience every year. Whilst two weeks is not very long, we feel this provides the student with an insight into what it takes to become an electrician.
Our company looks to take on apprentices every year, and we pride ourselves in ensuring that they get a wide training base. We feel it important to rotate our trainees amongst the senior electricians, this way they get training from the most experienced staff.
We review the apprentices every three months, and give them a chance to air their views on any aspects of their employment. This review gives both the college and us an opportunity to gauge their achievements, and we reward them accordingly. Not withstanding this, the way our company is set up we feel that they can approach any one of our senior staff at any time if they are not happy.
We are looking to enroll two new apprentices this September. If you feel this would suit you please feel free to contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you….