Hudson apprentice helps get region building again

An electrical apprentice sponsored by Bridlington-based Hudson Contract is helping to get Britain building again.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 9:57 pm
Electrical apprentice Thomas Benninger.

Thomas Benninger has been working on three housing developments in North Yorkshire.

The 26-year-old from Bridlington is learning valuable skills as he carries out installations at the new-build sites in Malton, Holtby and Cloughton.

Hudson launched the apprenticeship scheme in response to the lack of opportunities for young people to develop valuable skills and enjoy rewarding careers in the construction industry.

Thomas started the level 3 advanced apprenticeship in electrotechnical installation and maintenance in October 2019. He spends four days a week with his Harrogate-based employer, Martin and Gerard Electrical Contractors, gaining practical experience and one day a week on his studies at Hull College.

Like many people, Thomas was placed on furlough during the lockdown but he returned to work in May to help finish the housing developments.

Meanwhile, his college lessons have moved online and he has been preparing for exams.

Thomas said: “I have enjoyed returning to work and picking up from where I had left off.

“I am enjoying learning new aspects of the electrical trade and intend to work hard to ensure my progression through my apprenticeship.”

Ian Anfield, managing director at Hudson, said: “We are delighted with Thomas’ progress and he can be proud of his work.”

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