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Learner satisfaction high at Clarkson Evans

August 24, 2017

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Apprentices at Clarkson Evans are more likely to recommend their training to friends and family when compared to other learners nationwide.

The Department for Education’s annual learner satisfaction survey saw 88% of apprentices studying to become an electrician at Clarkson Evans say they were likely or very likely to recommend Clarkson Evans Training to family or friends, compared to 83% nationally.

Further education colleges and training providers from around the UK took part in the survey comprising of twelve questions that asked students to rate their satisfaction of their course, staff and the support received.

Apprentices studying at Clarkson Evans Training used the survey to give a pat on the back to the training team with 90% of learners stating they were satisfied with the way staff treated them while at college.

Students at Clarkson Evans Training also gave a higher than national average rating for how satisfied they were with teaching during their apprenticeship.

More than 190 apprentices studying towards their Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment at Clarkson Evans Training took part in the independent, national survey between 31 October 2016 and 7 April 2017.

Clarkson Evans’s HR & Training Director Lindsey Young said: “These are a fantastic set of survey results, which following on from our “Good” Ofsted rating earlier in the year, demonstrates that the training we offer our electrical apprentices is some of the best in the electrical industry.

“Our high learner satisfaction rating proves that we must be doing something right and we will continue to ensure that our students have the best possible experience at college to prepare them for their future careers as qualified electricians.

“Over the coming months we intend to evaluate the survey results in greater detail and work with staff and students to further improve our training and enhance the learning experience of future apprentices,” added Lindsey.

Clarkson Evans was recently named as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Princess Royal Training Awards. The award recognised the efforts that the company had made to link the skills development of its staff to overall business performance.

The company has also made it through to the South West regional heat of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017. In October, the company will discover whether it has reached the national final for the fourth time in its history.

The leading electrical contractor opened its first in-house training centre almost 20 years ago in a bid to improve the quality of its apprenticeship training. Now the company trains all its electrical apprentices in-house from four learning centres across the country.

Taking on between 60 – 80 apprentices each year, Clarkson Evans is a leading light in helping to address the skills shortage in the construction industry nationally.

Two of the company’s board of directors are former apprentices and around 75% of all team leaders and managers at the company started their careers as apprentices.