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Lee Denniss - Stage 3 Electrical Apprentice


Age: 21

Title: Stage 3 Electrical Apprentice at Parker Technical Services 

How did you hear about the apprenticeship opportunity?

I had heard of the Parker business from family and friends as they are a well-known business in Louth. I went and enquired and put in my CV to see what apprenticeship opportunities were coming up.

When did you start your apprenticeship at Parker and what made you want to apply?

I began in August 2019. I wanted to get hands on experience with a reputable business with diverse clients and become involved in a trade which I have an interest in.

How long is your apprenticeship?

4 years

Which course / courses / qualifications will you be undertaking as part of your apprenticeship?

NVQ level 3 in Electrotechnical services

Lee Denniss

"In his time with the business, Lee has always been polite, respectful and keen to understand about the future for the business. I have been particularly impressed by his approach to H&S – he epitomises the EJ Way in terms of his positive approach to H&S and has clearly taken in and developed a positive mindset when it comes to working safely. Lee has been commended for his performance by his peers, the management team, the training provider JTL and his tutors as well as clients for his work this year."

Barry Taylor, Regional Director, Parker Technical Services


Are you enjoying the apprenticeship at Parker Technical Services so far?


Which elements of being an apprentice do you think are the most interesting / have you enjoyed the most?

Being able to work on a variety of jobs and projects with a range of electricians. I’m learning from all of them to develop a broader spectrum of skills. Learning on the job means each day I can improve my knowledge and ability to carry out more tasks for the job I am working on.

Have you been involved in any standout projects? What have you enjoyed learning about the most / being part of?

I especially enjoyed being part of a new hotel that was built in Newark. I got the opportunity to work with a very knowledgeable and understanding electrician and senior apprentice on the job from start to finish which meant I could learn and experience the whole progression of the job. I developed a great working relationship with them both. Being part of a small team on this job meant I was able to be shown tasks with more attention which helped me understand and carry them out.

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What key skills are you learning during your apprenticeship? 

I am learning a wide range of skills from first and second fixing and containment to wiring different systems like fire alarms.

I have also learnt how to work safely in public spaces that are live working areas, for example hospital wards, which involves being courteous and tidy as well as communicating with staff members to ensure work can be carried out safely with minimal disruption. 

How have you found the support whilst undertaking your apprenticeship?

Everyone I have worked with on site have been understanding and helped me learn the skills I need. They are easy to get along with and work alongside. Knowing support is nearby is also reassuring.

Would you recommend an apprenticeship to other people considering it?

Yes. It is a great way to learn professional skills in a job where there is a lot of aspects to it and something that is great to be involved in.

What do you see yourself doing in 3-5 years?

Working as an approved electrician and working towards being a technician by running jobs and gaining the necessary qualifications and experience for it.



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