Clarkson Evans apprentice first to new electrotechnical standard


Apprentice George Russell, 22, has become the first-ever electrician to pass the new electrotechnical trailblazer apprenticeship standard.

The new electrotechnical apprenticeship standard was introduced in response to the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, which recommended improvements to the assessment of all apprenticeships to make them more robust and better meet the needs of industry.

Simon Kingwell, Production Director at Clarkson Evans said: “We are delighted that one of our apprentices is the first to qualify as an electrician under this new standard.”

“George is a hardworking member of staff who, since qualifying, has already been trusted to mentor an apprentice and lead his own team. We’re confident he’ll have a bright future in the electrical industry.”

George is one of 116 apprentices at Clarkson Evans to have qualified as electricians in 2017.

Last year Clarkson Evans wired one in 10 new homes built across England and Wales for national house builders such as Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes, Barratt and David Wilson.