26 May 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

When considering his post-16 options at the start of the year, Sam Brooks knew that he definitely wanted to learn a trade. After doing his research and discussing options with his family, he decided that training to be a plumber or an electrician was the route he wished to take.

Sam’s Grandad previously worked as a builder on sites alongside former Richmond School student Luke Boston.  After completing his own apprenticeship and gaining experience, Luke, together with three other electricians, set up BSA Electrical. Luke really values the combination of the on-the-job and college training for new members of staff and Sam will be joining three other apprenticeships at BSA Electrical who were also students at Richmond School.

Sam is delighted to have been offered an apprenticeship with BSA Electrical and will be starting with them in the summer. He will work four days each week and attend Darlington College on the fifth as part of the four-year apprenticeship.

Sam said: “I am really pleased to be set up for my electrical apprenticeship and have a goal to work towards.  BSA are very supportive of apprentices and I will be joining a great team.”

BSA Electrical was established in March 2020. They currently employ six electricians, three apprentices and an admin assistant – Sam will bring the apprentices tally to four.  The business is going from strength to strength and their success has been recognised by being awarded the ‘Best New Business’ and the ‘David Doorbar Award for Excellence’ at the Richmondshire Business Awards

The team of six electricians benefit from a combined experience of over 50 years and are able to help with domestic, commercial and industrial projects. Their portfolio of work ranges from fitting external power supplies at home to being involved with the construction of new supermarkets across the North East.

Ruth Hamer, Careers’ Adviser, said: “This is fantastic news for Sam and we are incredibly proud that he has secured such a great opportunity. An Apprenticeship is a great way to start a career – gaining experience and earning money whilst working towards a recognised qualification. We know Sam will have a great start to his working life being supported by Luke and the team at BSA – well done Sam!”


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