Apprentice of the Year Apprenticeship

£1,000 of Scolmore products for South Devon College

Simon Brown, trainer facilitator for electrical installation at South Devon College, was delighted to receive a recent visit from Scolmore sales manager, Matt Cooves, who arrived at the college laden with products from the company’s vast electrical accessories ranges.

As the college where the winner of this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition studied, South Devon College benefited from the prize of £1000 worth of products offered by the competition’s official partner, Scolmore Group. Richard Bradley, originally from Southport, Merseyside, was crowned winner of the 2019 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition earlier this summer.  The 31-year old former marine was one of eight competitors to reach the Grand Final which was held at Scolmore Group’s head office in the Midlands. 

Commenting on Richard’s achievement, Simon Brown says:  “Richard’s success as apprentice of the year was a result of his attention to detail, hard work, and dedication to his trade. Richard spent a lot of extra time practising, honing his skills and improving his techniques, even after completing the tasks that were set by us. His constant self-improvement, and motivation moved Richard from strength to strength and these traits are an important aspect of being an electrician, or in any trade for that matter. At South Devon College we aim to bring out the best qualities in our students and will always encourage committed and dedicated individuals to improve on a wide range of skills. I would like to thank Richard for his hard work and wish him every success in the future.

“I would also like to thank Scolmore for their very generous prize.  The products they have provided – switches, sockets, cable ties and sealants to name a few – will make a valuable addition to the resources we need to train our electrical students.”