Harold Wood teenager looks ahead to new challenges on apprentice programme

A teenager is preparing to take the next step in his career after landing a place on an apprentice programme.

George Hak, 18 from Ronald Road, Harold Wood is among 11 successful candidates who have made it on to the UK Power Networks’ Apprentice scheme.

George said: “This course is really good- we’ve only been here a few days and already I’ve got a first aid qualification which will be really useful for life outside work as well as in it.”

The three year programme, will see George and the other apprentices being given the skills to become jointers, linesmen and fitters.

Once the course is complete, the new recruits will become part of the workforce at Power Network.

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George found out about the programme through his uncle.

He said: “My uncle already works for the company and he encourage me to go for this apprenticeship.

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“After I left school I studied for a BTEC in motor vehicle engineering and got an interest in electricity from that.”

The apprenticeship scheme started in 1996 and it offers a range of formal training together with on the job experience.

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