Apprentice scoops national learner accolade

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An apprentice from Derbyshire has become just one of five apprentices nationwide to scoop the Electrical Distributors’ Association’s (EDA) Learner Achievement Award.

Jack Jones, who works at Newey & Eyre Chesterfield, part of the Rexel group, beat off competition from 270 apprentices from across the UK to win the award, which was announced at a glittering ceremony at London’s iconic Shard recently.

Jack, who was joined at the ceremony by dad David and Newey & Eyre area manager Harj Dosanji, said: “It’s the best feeling in the world.”

Harj added “Well done to Jack. He’s a credit to the branch and to the company. I’ve been a big advocate of the EDA apprentice scheme, and over the last few years I am delighted to say we have produced some great talent for the future. Jack is one shining example.”

The EDA Learner Achievement Awards were presented to five apprentices whose hard work and dedication to their training mark them out as rising stars in the sector, and to seven employees who have shown exemplary performance and dedication to their professional studies as part of the EDA’s Specialist Product Knowledge Programme.

For more information about Rexel visit www.rexel.co.uk/careers.