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It is National Apprenticeship Week and continuing a recent series of Q&As with apprentices within the HF family, we sat down with one of our current apprentices Morgan to discuss why she chose to become an apprentice electrician with HF.

With such a rich history in the UK electrical field, HF occupies an unprecedented position in industry. A huge part of this success has always been through our apprentice programme. We are incredibly proud of this apprentice programme 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 or as one of our Fire & Security team.

Electrical Apprentice Morgan

One of our current apprentices working in our Electrical division is Morgan, who was one of the winners of the Apprentice of the Year award at Glasgow Clyde College in 2022. We sat down with Morgan to find out more about life as an apprentice at HF and why she chose to begin a career as an electrician.

Why did you first apply for an apprenticeship?

I first applied for an electrical apprenticeship as its a great opportunity to gain high quality training and valuable skills. Teamwork, communication and problem solving experience which you can’t get in the classroom.  It is all from being out onsite.   My goal is to become an Electrician and being an apprentice involves a lot of learning on the job and is very hands on. I like this aspect of the job as I’ve always been more of a practical learner.

Becoming an apprentice also intrigued me as a lot of females historically don’t go into this type of work and I thought it would be fulfilling and lead to a great career.

Why did you choose a career in Electrical?

I choose a career in electrical because the electrical industry as a whole is in very high demand and always will be. With new gadgets and technology, the demands for electrical installations is only going to grow and with the government’s plans to become net zero, that is only going to speed things up. Due to the electrical industry evolving with endless possibilities of what can be invented in the further makes it an exiting time to be a part of the industry and be involved in all the amazing opportunities that come with it.

Why did you choose HF?

I did the pre-app course in Cardonald/Glasgow Clyde College where they recommended HF as a company to apply for because they have always held apprentices in such high regard. I looked at the many different types of work they carry out and found it very interesting at the range of what they do. It’s a family run business with an outstanding reputation and is local to where I live. One of the main reasons I wanted to work for HF was that they have a good ethos of equal opportunities.

What do you most enjoy about being an electrical apprentice?

There is so much I enjoy about being an electrical apprentice. Working hands on within practical tasks, the variety of tasks I get to carry out and the variety from day to day all helps to further advance my skills and knowledge in the electrical trade. There is many role models within HF and College who demand high standards of me and this pushes me to try my hardest in every task I’m faced with as I know it’s expected of me. I also enjoy working with the different people at the company as this improves my social skills. I take pride in the fact that I’m more independent as I’m earning for my self thus being able to do the things I enjoy.

What are your future goals?

My future goal as it stands is to become an fully qualified electrician by finishing my apprenticeship and passing my trade test and which will then hopefully lead to a job with HF. I also want to gain as much opportunities and knowledge as possible by taking up many courses such as the testing and inspection 2391 and EV charging.

Thank you Morgan

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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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