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Aaron Welch
Former Apprentice, now Area Manager

"I have had so many opportunities to progress. I didn’t expect to be in a middle management position so early on in my career."

It was the opportunity to earn while learning that first attracted Aaron Welch to apply for an apprenticeship with Clarkson Evans.

He’d observed his two older brothers rack up debt going to university and he knew that route wasn’t for him. At 21-years-old Aaron had already experienced working for a fire and flood restoration company and knew that he wanted a practical “trade” under his belt to secure his future employability.

Aaron benefitted from regular review meetings during his apprenticeship and impressed managers with his dedication and hard work. Within two years he’d completed his apprenticeship and was promoted to run his own team – getting the satisfaction of bringing on the next generation of apprentices.

Aaron, who attended sixth form at Lord Williams’s School in Thame, was soon promoted to Area Supervisor at Clarkson Evans’ Oxford branch.

Now, just six years after starting his apprenticeship, Aaron is the Area Manager at the company’s Milton Keynes branch. 

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“As area manager it’s my responsibility to motivate more than 10 electrical teams working on around 20 housing development sites. I am the first point of contact for contract and site managers and I ensure we exceed the expectations of our customers by delivering first class workmanship every time,” said Aaron.

And his advice for would-be apprentices: “Don’t think it’s going to be an easy ride, if you work hard and make the most of the opportunities you’re given, you’ll get on famously at Clarkson Evans.”

Lindsey Young, Clarkson Evans’ HR & Training Director said: “Aaron’s career progression shows the opportunities that are there for talented people who are not shy of taking responsibility.”

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