CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

An aspiring electrical wholesaling apprentice from Redhill, Surrey, was invited to tour  No. 10 Downing Street as part of an industry training programme.

Max Kershaw works for CEF, the electrical goods and services supplier, in the company’s Redhill store. The 17-year-old is training for a career in electrical wholesaling and his visit to No.10, on 10th May, was organised by London-based training provider, Hawk Training.

Hawk Training is a partner of EDA Apprenticeships Plus, the organisation that runs and manages the apprenticeship programme on behalf of the sector’s trade association, the Electrical Distributors’ Association.

While on the tour, Max visited No.10’s historic rooms and saw artefacts that played a fundamental part in British history. Having enjoyed the guided tour, Max said: “This was a really interesting experience for me, and something I’ll never forget. The electrical wholesaling sector offers some fantastic career development opportunities for young people and school leavers and I’m delighted to have been able to represent the industry at such an important British location.

“By being a part of the EDA Apprenticeships Programme, I’ve been given some really valuable opportunities, and I’d definitely recommend the initiative to others.”

Max’s manager at CEF, James Francis, added: “Max is a terrific apprentice and the fact that he was chosen for a visit to No. 10 is testament to this. He has delivered to very high standards in both his job and his apprenticeship qualification. Max is keen, thoughtful, conscientious, and hardworking and a real asset to our business.”

Crawford Knott, Hawk Training’s Managing Director, said: “The theme of ‘Apprenticeships Work’ features prominently across all of our activities. Downing Street has enabled Hawk Training to take 25 apprentices, as nominated by their tutors and employers, on a very special tour of 10 Downing Street, providing the opportunity to walk through history.”

For more information about CEF, visit cef.co.uk. For more information about the EDA or Hawk Training visit www.eda.org.uk and www.hawktraining.com.