Magnus Electrical Services trainee won the runner-up title in the first stage of the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust’s (SECTT) Apprentice of the Year Awards.
Bright spark Jack McCormack won the runner-up title in the first stage of the Apprentice of the Year Awards, organised by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT).
The Dalmuir man, who is in the first year of his traineeship with Drumchapel firm Magnus Electrical Services, narrowly missed out on the top award.
The 20-year-old impressed judges following a rigorous assessment of both his practical skills and theoretical knowledge, gained on the job and while studying at West College in Clydebank.
“I had always fancied working as an electrician and it was the best decision I have ever made as I am thoroughly enjoying the challenges of my new career, which is very fulfilling.”
Colin Murray, Magnus Electrical Services MD said: “Jack has a very mature and professional approach to work and from the moment he started with us we knew he was going to achieve great things.
“He is not just hard working and has great people skills but he is extremely bright and has a very enquiring mind, all of which are fantastic qualities for an electrician.
“I know Jack and he will not want to rest on his laurels but will make sure he is in the running for the top award again next time around.”
Jack started with Magnus in 2014 after leaving school in sixth form. “I had always fancied working as an electrician and it was the best decision I have ever made as I am thoroughly enjoying the challenges of my new career, which is very fulfilling,” he said.
“Colin and the team at Magnus have been terrific and really supportive of me and I would like to thank them for having so much faith in me.”
The awards are organised by the SECTT which manages training schemes across the Scottish Joint Industry Board.
SECTT was established in 1990 and runs the only industry-approved training scheme for electrical engineers in Scotland. It is designed to regulate the entry, education and training of everyone entering the industry. The programme incorporates the Modern Apprenticeship, which includes the Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in electrical installation.