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Christmas may only come once a year but the timing of our recent apprentice competition means that for Glasgow based electrical apprentice Kyle Sinclair, he has managed to bag a fairly mighty early Christmas present from HF thanks to the recent Health & Safety competition that we ran for all of our apprentices.

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AT HF, Health & Safety is incredibly important to us and we ensure that all of our apprentices are fully versed in the various health & safety processes and procedures when working on jobs for domestic and commercial clients.

Kyle was the winner of our health & safety competition and is now the proud owner of a brand new DeWALT power drill.

We are incredibly proud of our apprentice programme at HF which has seen so many of our young apprentices successfully continue their career into full time positions within the company, either as Electricians, Mechanical Contractors are as one of our Fire & Security team.

Kyle is one of our current apprentices working in our Electrical division and when he collected his new power drill, we sat down with him to find out more about life as an apprentice at HF and why he chose to begin a career as an electrician.

Why did you first apply for an apprenticeship?

I first applied for the apprenticeship programme through recommendation from a friend who had previously found a job in the Pre-apprenticeship program offered at Glasgow Clyde College. He said this would be the best first step in the industry and a way to separate myself from other candidates aspiring to become an apprentice. He always seemed to enjoy his work and I could see the development he had made in his roles so I knew this would be the right challenge for myself.

Why did you choose a career in Electrical?

A few close friends of mine had made the decision to go down the electrical route after school while I went to college to study business. After achieving my HND in this sector I felt it wasn’t quite suited to me and wanted to widen my horizons. The electrical industry then began to interest me more than any other in construction and seeing the development of knowledge and skills my friends had made in just a few years of something they didn’t have any experience in before only made me want to follow that path and progress as far as I could giving the right opportunities.

Why did you choose HF?

HF is one of the top electrical contractors in the country so being selected by them for an interview from the pre-apprenticeship programme was a great feeling. Knowing I was up against other tough candidates with similar knowledge to myself only made me want to try my best at the interview to prove why I stood out to them. I had already heard from close friends in the industry how large the company was and the different areas they worked in so I felt it would be the right fit for myself to improve my experience in this industry.

What do you most enjoy about being an electrical apprentice?

Having just passed my FICA exam last month I can only look back and say that I thoroughly enjoyed the last few years as an apprentice at HF.  Some days were challenging but I can honestly say I’m thrilled with the good friends I have made here and the experience I have gained on the many different types of job I have been able to work in.

What are your future goals?

In the future I hope to keep growing my knowledge and experience as an electrician in any possible way I can and to improve on my future career opportunities. I will always be looking out for the next chance to show my skills and strengths and hope to one day be designing my own jobs.

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The name HF occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the UK. We have diversified and developed abreast of industry advancements and have grown into a group of world-class companies leading the way in next-generation technologies; and all with a family continuity at management level which is rarely seen. We are always looking for quality, talented and enthusiastic new members to our team and apprentices form a vital part of the services that we offer and the quality that we can provide to our customers.

If you are interested in apprentice programmes in Electrical, Mechanical or Fire & Security services, use the link below to find out more about the current opportunities in areas near our branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Aberdeen.

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