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Young electricians honoured at Barlows Electrical training awards

Barlows Electrical has held an awards evening to celebrate the achievements of eight electricians who have passed through Barlows’ dedicated training centre.

Barlows launched its own skills hub three years ago, with 65 apprenticeships now currently in training at the centre.

A special ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ was presented on the night to 23-year-old Tiffany Gibson from Wem, who was the first female to ever qualify as an electrician at Barlows.

Barlows Electrical Training and Development Director David Barlow said: “We are very proud of our Training Centre and how many successful young electricians we have brought through since launching three years ago.

“As a company we are very keen on taking on 16 and 17-year-old apprentices, training them up to our standards and values, and very importantly giving them a job at the end.

“Many of our senior managers served their time as apprentices and we see our young people as the future of our company. The Training Centre is an invaluable tool to develop the skills of our workforce and nurture a feeling of inspiration, loyalty and hard work.

“This is the first time we have held an awards evening and it is fantastic to celebrate the achievements of so many talented young people.

“We are delighted that Stuart from Stiebel Eltron could present Tiffany’s award, as green energy is a real growth area for the business and an opportunity we are strongly looking to capitalise on. This year we secured MCS accreditation for Solar PV installations and we have almost completed MCS accreditation to install heat pumps.”

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