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Committed to bringing new talent into the organisation 

Danbro Electrical Services took on our first apprentice in 2019, deciding to grow our own talent within our business. Over the years we have also brought on newly qualified electricians but all of the directors in the business, were trained through the apprenticeship provision and are dedicated to developing young electricians because of their experiences.  
 
In 2023 we also invested in growing our head office team employing an apprentice in Business Administration. 
Our History of Recruiting Electrical Apprentices ↓ 
On average we have brought in a new electrical apprentice every year since 2019 and in 2023 will see our first apprentice take their AM2. The company has also an apprentice who has been nominated for the Apprentice of the Year Award in the West London Business Awards. 
 
Two of the Directors of the business joined the industry post the financial crisis in 2008, when unemployment for young people hit record levels at over 22% by 2011 and benefitted from the investment made by their employers taking them on as electrical apprentices. 
How do we work with local colleges? ↓ 
Our apprentice’s study at three local colleges on a day-release programme, and in 2024 we will have 6 apprentices over these college locations 
 
 
Our commitment to young people now includes a new apprentice joining the administration team in our head office in Watford. This role will mean the young person will qualify with a Level 3 in Business Administration at the end of 2024 and then will move into a full-time role within the administration team. 
Does the UK have enough electricians in training? ↓ 
The most recent figures available on the TESP Dashboard suggest there are currently just over 26,000 electrical apprentices and adult trainees working towards an electrical qualification but the UK forecasts needing xx. 
 
A study by the Electrical Contractors Association suggests that Eastern England is heading for a workforce timebomb with more electricians leaving the industry than joining and with the growing need to decarbonize and the continuing growth in EV cars, the need for chargers and Solar PV installations, the drive for new recruits continues. Apprentice recruitment rates in Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk are now among the lowest in the country. 
Looking for an electrical apprenticeship? ↓ 
Visit our recruitment page and submit your CV, if we are currently recruiting we will get back in touch with you and invite you in for an interview. Our offices are based in Watford and we work with the above 3 colleges so you must be able to travel to one of them independently. 
 

Our Apprentices 

 
Liam Walsh –  
Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date Summer 2024 
 
Studies at West Herts College 
 
Liam started at college in September 2020, during Covid and this had an impact on his initial learning experience but he has managed to make up the learning time and is planning to complete his apprenticeship in Spring 2024. He hopes to continue his learning journey and take a Level 4 apprenticeship in electrical design. 
 
Ronnie Gavin –  
Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date September 2026 
 
Studies at Uxbridge College 
 
Ronnie did a full-time BTEC in Business Studies and then joined the family business before deciding he wanted to retrain to become an electrician. Ronnie was introduced to the business through one of the directors and is on track with all of his study programs. 
 
Callum Ruocco – Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date December 2024. 
 
Studies at West Herts College. 
 
Callum joined the business having worked for a sole trader for the first part of his apprenticeship, he already has Level 2 and will be in college for an 8-week programme to start to prepare for his portfolio. 
 
Lewis Chappin – Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date Autumn 2024 
 
Studies at College of North West London (United College Group) 
 
Lewis joined Danbro Electrical after being made redundant by his previous employer, he came highly recommended and this has already been demonstrated after his nomination for the Apprenticeship of the Year Award, which he will find out more about in February. Lewis stayed on at school and took A-levels and then worked in property management. Lewis also volunteers every year for a national charity Noahs Ark Hospice Charity Ball. 
 
Rhys Dunne –  
Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date Summer 2025 
 
Studies at West Herts College. 
 
Rhys left school and worked at David Lloyds but when Covid hit, had a total rethink of his career choice and applied to join Danbro Electrical after chatting with friends about their careers. Although Rhys joined during Covid, he is making good progress and is looking to complete his college work ahead of schedule. 
 
Archie Peters –  
Electrical Apprentice ↓ 
Projected end date September 2027 
 
Studies at West Herts College. 
 
Archie joined the apprenticeship team in September 2023, he was introduced to the business through one of the building contractors we work with. Archie worked in the family business prior to joining Danbro and wanted to get a trade qualification. Archie turned 18 in January 2024 and is our youngest electrical apprentice. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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