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We sat down with one of our current apprentices Gary to discuss why he chose to become an electrical apprentice with HF

The name HF Group occupies an unprecedented position in industry across the UK and a huge part of our 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 are as one of our Fire & Security team.

One of our current apprentices working in our Electrical division is Gary, who earlier this year won the Apprentice of the Year award at Glasgow Clyde College. We sat down with Gary 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 was directed towards HF through Glasgow Clyde College and their pre-apprentice programme. This got me an interview with HF and I was lucky enough to became one of their current apprentice electricians while studying at the College.

Why did you choose a career in Electrical?

I have a few family members who already work in the construction sector. They urged me to pursue a career in the construction sector, feeling I would be well suited to it. It was for this reason that I originally applied to an engineering course straight out of school. However I didn’t feel I had the practical experience to succeed in the construction sector just yet so I applied for an electrical apprenticeship in order to gain the valuable experience I felt I needed to succeed in the future.

Why did you choose HF?

When researching the best electrical contractors in Scotland, I heard about HF. I quickly realised that they were a very successful and diverse company with many divisions such as electrical, fire and security, commas and controls. And for me, that opened up so many possibilities for my career going forwards.  Knowing this, I felt that HF would be the best fit for me as they could give me a broad knowledge base in order to help me towards my future goals.

What do you most enjoy about being an electrical apprentice?

I feel that one of the best parts of my work is the people that I work alongside. There are so many talented tradespeople at HF to learn from and the other apprentices in the HF Group are always incredibly helpful if I have any questions. I like the fact that everyone helps one another for the overall good of the project.

What are your future goals?

I hope to gain as much experience as possible in my apprenticeship in order to leave me options for my future career choices. I have not yet settled on a definitive goal for my future but I do wish to progress in the construction industry in some fashion and hope to one day be off of the tools and working on designing installations.

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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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