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 Chelsey Doran
Apprentice Electrician 

 

“I’d love to see more women following in my footsteps. Becoming an electrician at Clarkson Evans is a promising move for anyone looking for a long-term career with great prospects"

Twenty-four-year-old Chelsey Doran was floored when the interiors company she was working for said they didn’t think she’d be up to the physical demands of carrying rolls of carpets. This made her turn her back on ambitions to become a carpet fitter and instead train to become a Clarkson Evans electrician.

Apart from three years working as a trainee quantity surveyor Chelsey had always enjoyed the challenge of physically demanding roles – having had time working with her father as a roofer she knew that learning a trade was a strong contender in her future career prospects. “Having worked as a roofer I’d had some experience of working outdoors in all weathers and I knew that I’d be up to the challenge of working as an electrician.”

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“I’m not afraid of hard work and know that having a good sense of humour on site goes a long way. My team leader is one of the best and I really enjoy the mix of site-based learning and college work. He trusts me to get on with the job and invests time in my development. I’m happy to repay the faith he has in me by giving 110 per cent each day and pulling my weight,” said Chelsey, who lives in Longbridge, Birmingham.

“My apprenticeship experience has been spot on so far and I’m soaking up all that I’m being taught. I’m not afraid to ask when I don’t understand something and more importantly, my team leader encourages me to do so to make sure that what I’m learning is correct.”

“Even at this stage in my career I can see how lucky I am to have secured the chance to work at Clarkson Evans – the company’s reputation is well-known in the industry. I can’t wait for my training to fly by so that I can be mentoring new starters like me when I become a team leader myself one day.”

“I’d love to see more women following in my footsteps. Becoming an electrician at Clarkson Evans is a promising move for anyone looking for a long-term career with great prospects,” added Chelsey.

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