You’re Hired! Apprentice Lewis Fiore aims for glory after reaching finals of the Electrical Industry Awards

Contracting Apprentice

Best of luck to apprentice Lewis Fiore, who has been nominated for the finals of the Electrical Industry Awards 2017 in recognition of his commitment to achieving, ‘the highest standards possible.’

Lewis started his Apprenticeship with SSE Enterprise Contracting In September 2014 and, according to Apprentice Coordinator Micky Jerrom, it was readily apparent that he would thrive as an apprentice within the business.

Now aged 24, he is now taking responsibility for running jobs that he is working on and has even progressed to supervising his own apprentices and guiding them through the process.

Hopefully Lewis’s shining example will inspire other apprentices but he will have a nervous wait until October 26th when he attends the Electrical Industry Awards 2017 at a London hotel to see if he has scooped top prize.

Based at the Cambridge depot, Lewis is looking forward to carving out a career in Contracting and aims to use his skills to one day develop and renovate properties.

Lewis said: “It’s very exciting to be nominated for this award. It wasn’t something that I was really aware of until my manager said I’d made the finals. I’ve really enjoyed my time at SSE – being an apprentice is good because you earn while you learn and there is so much variety in the type of jobs you get to do. I’m currently doing electrical work based at our Cambridge depot but to date I’ve done everything from solar farm installations to panel changes for Cambridge University. I’m enjoying my job at the moment and one day it would be great to put my skills towards property developing and doing a lot of the work myself.”

Micky Jerrom, Apprentice Coordinator, added: “Lewis has strived throughout his apprenticeship to achieve the highest standards possible. It is his attitude and commitment towards his learning that makes him shine out from the rest, taking the utmost care in every detail of his learning. He became the leader in the group and most followed his benchmark, his NVQ portfolio was to the highest standard that I have seen and he completed it before he left college. Lewis has now become a mentor to the other apprentices in his depot and guides them to the highest standard that can be achieved every time they are in block.”

The SSE Contracting Apprenticeship scheme is a modern apprenticeship leading to the City and Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ diploma in Electrical Installation. Lewis’ training began with an in-depth introduction to the company during a week-long residential induction.

For further information on the SSE Apprenticeship scheme see: http://sse.com/careers/apprentices/

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