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Lee’s Soapbox – Skills… what skills?

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains… It’s that time of year again when we start looking for a new apprentice; we try to employ a new one every year or two. As our existing customers know, the majority of staff in the company have come through our in-house apprenticeship scheme, myself included. […]

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What happened to all the doom and gloom?

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains… You could tell that there was an election coming: when I turned on the TV, I was no longer faced with doom and gloom stories about companies going bust, increasing unemployment and the number of high street shops closing their doors for the final time. No, […]

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Government’s ‘trailblazer’ scheme

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains… In last April’s Soap Box I got on my high horse about the proposed changes to apprenticeships. What particularly got up my nose was the government’s new ‘trailblazer’ scheme and the companies who were shamelessly using it for free advertising and chest beating to tell all […]

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Profile – Peter Parker

One of the most recent recruits to AES, Peter Parker joined the company in July 2014 as Operations Manager. As any company grows and flourishes, it’s important to get the right staff in place to help with the day-to-day organisation of work – and that’s just what you’ll find in Peter Parker’s job description. “My […]

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60 second interview – with Paul Wright

Job title: Electrician Joined: December 2013 Your background? After completing an apprenticeship with Crown House Technicians, I worked as a self-employed sub contractor for two years, including a long stint in London. Role at AES: A wide variety of day works, from rewiring a motor to installing new lights in a factory. Biggest work achievement: […]

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Staff Profile – Sam Walmsley

Working for the industrial sector is a very different prospect from working for the industrial sector, as Labourer and Electrical Improver Sam Walmsley found out when he joined AES.   Having started at the company in October 2012 after five years working in private homes rather than public places or industrial sites, there was a […]

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Team member profile: Liam Wheeler

Training up new apprentices is vital to the future success of the company, which is one of the reasons that Liam Wheeler was taken on at AES in November 2013. Now more than half way through the first year of his four-year apprenticeship, he has alternated two three-week blocks and two two-week blocks studying at […]

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Agony Uncle – Unplugged

Here at AES HQ, we know how easy it is for people to get their wires crossed. Us Yorkshire folk are known for handing out down-to-earth advice – whether you ask for it or not. So send us your questions, queries and quandaries and our resident expert, Richard Dent – Estimating & Design Engineer, will […]

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Look out for the ‘Trailblazers’

Lee Johnson, Managing Director of Advanced Electrical Services explains…   One definition of a trailblazer according to one well-known website is ‘a leader or pioneer in a particular field’ so you can imagine my surprise to learn that ‘Guidance for Trailblazers’ is the name of the latest government initiative aimed at improving apprenticeships in England. […]

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New recruits   Paul Wright – Electrician An apprentice trained electrician with extensive industrial and commercial experience, Paul is 25 and from Barnsley, the addition of Paul to the team is due to the increased level of contracts recently awarded.   Ben Parkinson – Apprentice With a lot of competition for an apprenticeship at
Advanced Electrical,
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