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Former electricians return to the classroom to teach the next generation of apprentices

November 9, 2017

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A trio of electricians have come ‘off the tools’ to teach the next generation of apprentices at Clarkson Evans.

Susan Burnikell, Andy Mott and Chris Roach are all time-served electricians who trained and subsequently worked as electricians for the Gloucestershire-based company before deciding to retrain as lecturers.

Now the trio has returned to the classroom to strengthen the electrical lecturing team at Clarkson Evans Training, passing on their knowledge of working on site to others joining the company.

“Not only do Susan, Andy and Chris have the electrical expertise required to teach our new apprentices they have unique knowledge of the soft skills required to make it as a Clarkson Evans’ electrician and we’re delighted that they have joined our 10-strong team of lecturers,” said Nigel Farmer, Head of Lecturing at Clarkson Evans Training.  

More lecturing jobs are on offer as the company braces itself to take on more apprentices than ever before in 2018.

Clarkson Evans Training is currently recruiting additional electrical lecturers. Those with electrical teaching experience, or time-served electricians with a knack for sharing their knowledge with others, are equally being encouraged to apply.


 The training division of Clarkson Evans, which was recently awarded the Princess Royal Training Award, now employs 34 staff.

The company has a reputation for being progressive and forward-thinking, being one of the first providers to deliver the new ‘Trailblazer’ Standard for electrical apprentices.

Student satisfaction rates are higher than the national average, with motivated apprentices showing commitment in the classroom as well as on site.

All applicants will need relevant industry qualifications (NVQ3 or equivalent) plus at least five years ‘on the tools’.  Good IT skills are also important. 

“We’re looking for confident and strong communicators who can demonstrate the skills to deliver training to small groups of learners.  Because things move on quickly here and we’re always open to new ideas, people who embrace change and the opportunities it brings would get on well as part of our team,” said Head of Lecturing Nigel Farmer.