CAVC's Gareth wins national trainees' title

13 November 2014

CAVC Apprentice Gareth wins national trainees' title

Cardiff and Vale College Electrical Apprentice Gareth Morris has won a prestigious UK-wide industry award that recognises excellence in trainees.

After winning the South Wales regional heats in June, Gareth – who is an employee at Ayjay Group and an apprentice at the College - was nominated and selected to win the ECA Edmundson 2014 UK National Adult Trainee Award.

“It has been a fantastic confidence boost for me to know that I have been recognised by the ECA, Edmundson Electrical and my employer for my achievements,” Gareth said. “I have had great support from my family, lecturers, training provider, sponsors and all at Ayjay Group throughout my training and I look forward to developing my career further within the industry.”

Gareth joined electrical services company Ayjay Group as an Adult Trainee in 2010 after leaving his former career in the Armed Forces. Ayjay Group works closely with CAVC as part of its approved Apprenticeship Programme where trainees develop through a combination of academic study and work-based learning.

Ayjay Group Director Andrew Hall said: “We support all our trainees and apprentices to achieve the best that they can to meet our high standards and the high standards of our customers and the industry. Guided by our Senior Electricians and Management and our links with Cardiff and Vale College, our apprentices are trained to become academically and technically competent professionals.

“We know first-hand as a company that the ECA and Edmundson Apprenticeship/ Trainee Awards give people a sense of something to work towards and it just adds to the confidence of the employees who take part.

“We were therefore very proud to nominate Gareth for the EC Edmundson Apprenticeship/ Adult Trainee Award as recognition of his hard work. Gareth was eager to demonstrate his work ethic and ability early in his employments, becoming a valuable member of the Ayjay team and now an ambassador for the company who we are especially proud of.”