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HBS Apprentice Spotlight on Kane Hayter

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 Kane Hayter who shares his journey through the NVQ Level 2 Electrical Apprenticeship with HBS. Kane 21, completed his apprenticeship with HBS in 2020 and has gone on to become a fully qualified electrician.

During his time as an HBS electrical apprentice, Kane gained valuable hands-on electrical experience working with his supervisor on new build housing sites whilst studying at Southampton City College. Now qualified, Kane is part of the HBS workforce delivering electrical works to a high standard whilst maintaining safe procedures at two key projects across the South. These are AHH Chapters Retirement Living Village in Salisbury and Dandara Windroos in Littlehampton.

Here’s what Kane 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?

After deciding that I wanted to pursue a career as an electrician, I began looking for a suitable apprenticeship. I chose HBS because it is an established and respected company that had lots of work and different opportunities.

How was your experience of the HBS apprenticeship?

The HBS electrical apprenticeship was good. It allowed me to learn a lot throughout each year and they provided support when I needed it.

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

Thanks to the apprenticeship I was able to study and gain some valuable, hands-on electrical experience on housebuilding sites. I now have the qualifications, skillset and knowledge to carry out the work that HBS has to offer.

What are your future career goals?

I aim to further myself as an electrician, earn good money and make a name for myself in the industry.

Outside of work, what are your hobbies/interests?

When I’m not working, I like to go fishing and listen to music.

James Hayter, Director, HBS Electrical commented:
“Kane has shown real determination in his apprenticeship, having struggled academically in earlier years he has shown a real hands-on approach to the trade he has chosen and is now seeing the reward paying off for his hard work. He has become a real asset to HBS and its apprenticeship programme.

Our success as a business depends on investing in the future talent we need to meet our customers’ ever-evolving requirements. Apprentices and apprenticeships are key to our future sustainability. Therefore it is only right that we support and invest in them.

For those who choose an apprenticeship at HBS, they can be guaranteed to learn and be part of a great trade with hands-on training. Making new friends and being part of a great team are also attractive benefits. What’s more, carrying out work where you can make a real contribution to the industry as well as their livelihoods will help build back the economy.”

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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