A group of Morrison Utility Services (MUS) substation fitting apprentices have achieved an industry first by becoming the first UK utility contractor apprentices to undertake ‘End-Point Assessment’ (EPA), the new quality assurance measure for apprenticeships.
The EPA process, which varies according to occupation, can include anything from workplace observation through to project work both in and out of the workplace. The MUS apprentices’ EPA centred on the construction of a 132kV disconnector at the company’s training centre in Carrington.
The newly-qualified apprentices, who each completed their L3 Diplomas (Electrical Power Engineering – Distribution and Transmission) with distinction, will all work on projects for UK Power Networks.
MUS Executive Director Adam Gosnold commented: “For Morrison Utility Services, creating structured career pathways for young people is a business imperative and fundamental to the future success of our organisation. This apprenticeship offers a serious examination of an individual’s practical ability and character and this represents a fantastic achievement for this group of apprentices. They should feel extremely proud of their individual and collective achievements.”