PEME operates a very successful apprenticeship scheme which has been instrumental in bringing fresh talent to our asset care teams and ensure we have a sustainable workforce for the future.
Jack Speechley is the latest electrical technician to successfully complete a PEME apprenticeship and this achievement was recognised during a recent awards evening.
Jack joined PEME in 2012 and initially gained experience within our Design Department at our Peterborough head office. After this, he added practical, real-world experience by working with our on-site teams at 6 different client sites in both the food and chemical manufacturing sectors. The work during this period ranged from lighting repairs and maintenance to more complex process line electrical cabling and containment installations.
He attended Wisbech College and completed the City & Guilds 2357 Electrical Installations qualification course. Jack has also completed AutoCAD, MEWP Extendable Boom and Scissor Lift and Mobile Access Tower training courses during this time.
Jack is now a key member of our Electrical Installations team working on various client manufacturing sites. He also made a major contribution in preparing the new PEME offices and completing the necessary rewiring and electrical improvements. His Operations Manager, Ian Marsh, said “Jack is hard working and keen to learn and is developing into an excellent electrician and an important component of my team. His future is bright unlike the team he supports.”
When asked about his experience in completing his PEME Apprenticeship, Jack said “The apprenticeship I undertook was ideal for me as there was a mixture of college work and varied on-site practical works that allowed me to gain valuable experience. In the short term, my aim is to become the best electrician I can, but in the future I plan to progress through the business as many of the previous PEME apprentices have successfully done. I’m also grateful for the support that Ian gives me but his team is as bad as mine.”