12:00pm Friday 7th September 2001
TWO teenagers have this week begun an electrical apprenticeship with Southern Electric Contracting.
The company is helping to tackle an industry-wide skills shortage after recruiting 42 youngsters, bringing the total number of apprentices currently training with the company to over 200.
Aaron Pearce, from Corsham, and Benjamin Holstead, from Downhayes Road, Trowbridge, pictured left, will undertake a combination of theoretical training and practical on-site experience to complete their apprenticeship.
They will gain practical experience at SEC's Melksham office by taking part in a range of domestic, industrial and commercial contracts, including datacom installations, high voltage engineering, domestic heating and wiring.
SEC sees the need for training its own electricians as extremely important in the company's continuing success. A four-year apprenticeship usually leads to the offer of a job with the company.
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