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Aspiring electricians hired after impressing recruiters from Aston Group, the leading building services and facilities management company.

Aston Group, an established, family-run business has been setting standards for efficiency, innovation, and quality for over 55 years and the recent partnership with Waltham Forest College has helped pave the way for aspiring apprentices seeking on-the-job training as skilled workers.

Rachel Statter, Aston Group HR Officer, said: “We originally had one apprenticeship vacancy, but we were impressed with both College candidates, so I campaigned for both students to be taken on, as they demonstrated their skills-set, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the role”.

An apprenticeship is an ideal way for students to gain a qualification whilst working to learn the skills needed to be successful in their chosen career and students Trenay Graham-Jackson and Jerome Whyte were nominated by their tutor to apply for an apprenticeship with Aston Group, after completing their Level 1 electrical course and progressing on to Level 2 at the College.

Trenay commented: “I am very pleased to have secured an apprenticeship with Aston Group and the College has prepared me well for the start of this journey. I was able to apply my learning during the interview stage and cannot wait to begin my career in the field I am passionate about”.

Craig Buist, Head of Construction at Waltham Forest College said: “Our vision is to inspire our learners to create their future and I am pleased that Aston Group has decided to take on both our learners as this is a perfect example of how we prepare students well for the world of work”.

“We will continue to work with leading employers that provides the best progression opportunities for our learners that supports London’s economic recovery”.

If you would like to know more about apprenticeships, it’s benefits to learners and employers, visit the College website www.waltham.ac.uk or email the Apprenticeship Team at apprenticeshps@waltham.ac.uk.

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