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HBS Apprentice Spotlight on Jack Elmes

To support National Apprenticeship Week, we are showcasing some motivating stories of how our apprentices are progressing in their chosen careers. We will also be exploring how they are helping the business adapt and build for the future during what has been a challenging year.

Today we speak with Jack Elmes who shares his journey through the NVQ Level 2 Electrical Apprenticeship with HBS. Jack 21, recently completed his apprenticeship with HBS and has gone on to become a fully qualified electrician.

During his time as an HBS electrical apprentice, Jack worked alongside his supervisor on new build housing sites to gain hands-on experience whilst completing his studies at Highbury College. Now qualified, Jack is a key member of the HBS workforce supporting the delivery of high-quality electrical works whilst maintaining safe procedures at AHH Chapters Retirement Living Village in Salisbury.

Here’s what Jack had to say about his apprenticeship experience and why he chose to start his career with HBS.

Why did you choose HBS for your electrical apprenticeship?

I chose HBS because when looking at potential apprenticeships HBS had the best set up for apprentices and had lots of opportunities to develop my career.

How was your experience of the HBS apprenticeship?

I really enjoyed my electrical apprenticeship at HBS due to the fact that I was learning new skills every day. Working on many different sites allowed me to learn and develop many skills.

Now you’re qualified, how has the HBS apprenticeship kickstarted your electrical career?

Having undertaken the HBS apprenticeship and working with various colleagues at HBS, it has allowed me to develop my knowledge, confidence and understanding of what is expected in my role as an Electrician.

What are your future career goals?

In the future, I would like to undertake the 2391 inspection and testing course whilst continuing to work for HBS.

Outside of work, what are your hobbies/interests?

Outside of work I enjoy going to watch my local football team as well as playing 5-a-side and going out socially.

James Hayter, Director, HBS Electrical commented:
“Jack has shown a real determination and enthusiasm with the apprenticeship scheme, always willing to learn and adapt to new tasks.

It has been great to see our apprenticeship scheme turn out capable, quality apprentices and assist them to further their career with us. Jack now qualified will be a real asset for the company.

Look out for more stories on Facebook, Linkedin and our website this week as we celebrate the achievements of some of our rising stars for National Apprenticeship Week 2021. To discover more information about the HBS Apprenticeship Scheme please visit the HBS Careers page.

About the National Apprenticeship Week

The 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week date will take place from 8 to 14 February 2021. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud the brilliant work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.

Find out more about National Apprenticeship Week 2021 at


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