Blue Flame Celebrate Apprentice Success!

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We have been celebrating a successful 12 months at a special event  on Friday, July 28, to celebrate the achievements of our very own apprentices and adult learners.

Hosted by our training and development director, Paul Smith, the event featured awards including ‘Best Comedy Performance’, ‘Health and Safety Champion’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

The six apprentices who graduated this year were presented with certificates and a prize of tools supplied by City Electrical Penryn and City Plumbing Redruth.

Paul said: “It’s been 25 years since we launched our first apprenticeship programme and during that time over 70 people have been through the scheme, many of whom still work for us today.

“Seeing apprentices graduate after three years of training, or celebrate the work of those completing their first year, still gives me a great sense of pride.

“We wish them the best of luck in their new roles as junior engineers at Blue Flame.

“I’d also like to thank City Electrical and City Plumbing for the generous donation of tools for the graduates.”

Five graduates – Matt Collins, Marty Conlon, Phil Hinchley, Chris Hellier and James Salisbury – completed the full gas service and maintenance apprenticeship, while Poppy Gould completed the electrical engineering scheme.

Poppy Gould said: “I’m really pleased to have completed my apprenticeship and I’m looking forward to developing my career.

“I’ve really enjoyed learning in the field and getting to meet our customers across Cornwall.”

Paul was supported on the night by Andrew Edwards from City Electrical Factors Penryn and Nick Edgcumbe from City Plumbing Redruth.