Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Is Right Choice for Reece

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07 February 2024

Picture of SERC Apprentice Reece Kenny

SERC apprentice Reece Kenny, (17), Dundonald, is building towards his future career while working on his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.  

Reece completed his GCSEs at Nendrum College before enrolling at SERC. He decided SERC was right for him after attending an open day at the college’s Newtownards Campus and talking with one of the Electrical Installation tutors.  

On his course, Reece comments, “The part I like most about my course is getting out of the classroom and working on-site with my employer DD Electrical. In school, I wasn’t the best with the theory side of things or the most academic person, I was much more of a practical learner. As part of this apprenticeship, I am in class doing theory work once a week and the rest of the week I’m out working with my employer, so the course suits me well as someone who enjoys a more practical-based education. Since starting SERC, my tutors have really helped me through the theory and I’m a lot more confident with it now too."

“On the days I’m out with my employer, my tasks vary depending on the job – I help with kitchen and bathroom rewiring and sometimes full-house rewires. It’s great having my boss there to mentor me as well, I get a really good insight into what it’s like to be an electrician and learn on the job every single day. Getting paid for my time is a great bonus too.” 

On his time at SERC, Reece comments, “The facilities at SERC are very high standard, and so are the tools we use in the workshops. It’s a great environment to learn in.”    

On what he plans to do after his course, Reece says, “After finishing my apprenticeship and getting fully qualified, my plan is to go into full employment and maybe travel to Australia, where both the money and demand for electricians is high.” 

Reece concluded, “If you’re interested in studying an apprenticeship at SERC, I would say go for it one hundred percent, especially if you’re enthusiastic and like to learn practically. When I mentioned to my employer that I was going to SERC as opposed to another college, it was like a lightbulb lit up in their head – SERC has a great reputation with its employers which I think shows just how good it is.” 

Would-be apprentices are invited to SERC’s Apprenticeships - All You Need to Know sessions 4.30 – 7.00pm on Thursday 8 February (Downpatrick and Lisburn Campuses) during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week, 5 – 9 February 2024. 

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