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Shadwell Williams 

Apprentice Electrician

After five years working as a security guard Shadwell Williams decided it was time to unlock his potential and train to become an electrician.
Proving that he was not too old to retrain, at 26-years-old Shadwell embarked upon an electrical apprenticeship.

He had spotted the Clarkson Evans’ apprenticeship booklet when he worked as a security guard at his local Job Centre in Gloucester and hasn’t looked back since.

“My previous role was pretty monotonous to be honest and I wanted a role where I was going to be continuously learning new things with a potential to develop a long-term career.

“Being an apprentice electrician is a whole different ball game to working in the security industry. It’s hands on, highly practical and the day flies by as we’re so busy on site.


I’m developing skills for life and I’m really motivated to make the most of the opportunity I’ve been given,” said Shadwell, a former student at Lordswood Boys’ School in Birmingham.

“I learnt some pretty useful skills as a security guard. I don’t get bored when asked to do repetitive tasks but just challenge myself to become quicker and more efficient. I’m a much better communicator now and know that if the need arose I could diffuse a situation through negotiation.

“I’m not going to lie and say that taking on an apprenticeship is easy – I’ve taken a step back financially to take a bigger step forward in the future. I’ve got my sights firmly set on becoming a team leader and moving up the career ladder at Clarkson Evans.

“I’ve already recommended the job to several of my friends and have told them to apply as soon as they can.”