Louth apprentice electrician up for major regional award


A Louth man could be named the East Midlands best building services engineering sector apprentice at a glitzy awards ceremony at Leicester Tigers Rugby Ground next week.

Tomas Boswell will go head to head with five other finalists on Tuesday, November 11, to be named JTL East Midlands Apprentice of the Year 2014.

The apprentice electrician, who is in the final stages of a four year JTL apprenticeship, was put forward for the hard-fought title by JTL’s Regional Training Officers, thanks to exceptional classroom work, outstanding practical abilities and excellent feedback from his employer.

Both on-the-job and academic skills were monitored and tested in a series of assessments. Tomas also attended formal interviews with members of the JTL senior management team before a final shortlist was selected.

Whoever claims first place at the East Midlands event will be put forward for the title of JTL National Apprentice of the Year. The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Drapers’ Hall in the City of London on February 25, 2015.

Industry and government approved training supplier, JTL runs around 6,000 apprenticeships at any one time in partnership with colleges and workplaces across seven regions in the UK.

Available to young people between the ages of 16 and 23, JTL apprenticeship schemes provide an ideal entry route into the building services engineering sector, matching potential apprentices with an employer. JTL runs four courses - electrical installation; electrical maintenance; plumbing, heating and ventilation; and engineering maintenance and is currently working with 3,200 firms.