JTL electrotechnical learner, Ben Gillin from Lloyd Morris Electrical Ltd, is one of eight UK based apprentices to reach the finals of World Skills SkillELECTRIC UK later this year.
Wrexham-based Ben, aged 22, says that he decided an apprenticeship was for him after recognising it was an admirable qualification that would be beneficial to gain valuable skills and learn about a useful trade whilst also pursuing education.
“I enjoy the fact that you are in education, while also working, so I feel that I gain much more experience than just education.”
Ben embraces the challenges that have been thrown his way during his apprenticeship, enjoying the aspect of constantly learning and adapting to his role and responsibilities. Every new task or project presents Ben with an opportunity for growth and development, making each day on the job both engaging and rewarding.
Upon completing his apprenticeship, Ben aims to be confident and proficient in his role and he looks forward to taking on more responsibilities within Lloyd Morris Electrical Ltd. Ben also says that he hopes his dedication and hard work will open doors to further opportunities in his career.
When asked about where he sees himself in ten years’ time, Ben says that pictures himself in a higher-ranking position, adopting greater responsibilities.
“I hope to be learning different things within the electrical industry too, as I would always want to be learning while I’m working.”
Ben is an advocate for encouraging others to choose apprenticeships and claims they should ‘go for it’. He sees completing an apprenticeship as a great opportunity to learn new skills whilst also earning a wage.
“There are so many different opportunities through apprenticeships that you may not get if you just decide to go through higher education. It’s also a great way to gain valuable qualifications while earning a wage.”
As one of eight finalists in this November’s World Skills SkillELECTRIC UK competition, Ben acknowledges that it was his hard work and dedication that got him to this point.
“I was thrilled to see that I had placed in the top eight for World Skills SkillELECTRIC UK, as I knew that the skill pool was so large, therefore it was a great feeling to know that all my hard work had paid off.
“I’m really looking forward to the competition and I’m motivated to do my best. I’m sure the journey towards the final will be filled with valuable lessons and experiences, marking significant steps in my professional development.”
Ben’s story is a testament to the countless opportunities and growth potential that JTL apprenticeships can offer. His dedication and ambition serve as an inspiration to aspiring apprentices, school leavers and professionals alike.
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