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MEGGER National Apprentice of the Year 2015


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On Tuesday 24th March, for a consecutive year, Tresham competed in the MEGGER National Apprentice of the Year 2015 competition. Mikolaj Borowski, 18 who is currently studying a Foundation Diploma Level 3 in Electrical Installation at our Wellingborough campus was selected to represent the college in the competition.

The Level 3 Electrical Installation group based at Wellingborough held an internal competition to decide who would be put forward to represent Tresham at the MEGGER competition. The in-house competition was a practical assessment which had to be completed within a 4 hour time frame. Mikolaj fought off strong competition from his fellow classmates to guarantee his space in the national competition, he completed the practical assessment to an excellent standard and well within the time required.

The MEGGER National Apprentice of the Year competitions were launched by SNG Publishing Ltd in 2009, giving students the opportunity to be recognised for their hard work and skills. The event is split into two separate competitions for each discipline; Electrical and Plumbing.

Mikolaj competed in the regional heat for Electrical Apprentice of the Year held at Stephenson College alongside other young hopefuls from local colleges such as Northampton and Peterborough. He competed against 12 other students in the Midlands regional heat, which consisted of a 5 hour practical assessment involving wiring lighting, ring circuit sockets and bonding gas and water pipes. Only 3 out of the 13 students managed to complete the task within the restricted time, with Mikolaj being one of them.

The competition was very tough and Mikolaj just missed out on the top place to secure his place in the National final in May. The overall winner for the Electrical competition came from the host college; Stephenson College.

Mikolaji said: “The competition was a really great experience and it allowed me to test my knowledge and practical skills which I’ve gained through my course at Tresham. I’m really proud of what I was able to achieve within the competition and definitely want to progress to an apprenticeship or full time job and become an Electrician. My tutors have been really supportive throughout this competition and accompanied me to the regional heats which I was very grateful for”.

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