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Apprenticeships - Jamie Colledge

Jamie Colledge

Jamie Colledge

Jamie Colledge, former Electrical Installation Apprentice, is now our head Electrical Design Engineer, after a change in his career path. He is now studying a higher apprenticeship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Teesside University, and is constantly evolving his skills.

Working for Intelect has helped me progress on both social and professional levels. I joined Intelect from school through a training centre onto an advanced apprenticeship, I was always keen to be involved and learn but I worried I wouldn't be able to advance my career. After my apprenticeship I had meetings with the company directors and they happily agreed to put me through additional training to become the company's first apprentice trained NICEIC Qualified Supervisor. I successfully held the position for 6 years and felt I had become complacent with the job role. I needed to push myself further technically and again, I approached the directors for a chance to promote myself to an electrical design engineer. This was welcomed by the company directors and I had the opportunity to further my career by enrolling onto a Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I have since graduated from the HNC with a Distinction grade and have been accepted onto the second year of a degree apprenticeship for the Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. On successful completion of my degree apprenticeship I will become the Intelect’s first 'grass roots' professionally registered electrical engineer with the IET as an incorporated engineer (IEng). My future plans are to become a professionally chartered electrical engineer and I believe Intelect would support me wholly.

Jamie Colledge

Paul Wilcock and intelect employees John Henderson and Jamie Colledge competed in the cycle T2T 2016 hosted by KP Snacks. Participants had to complete two rides from Teesside to Tanfield and back, altogether cycling 70 miles! The bike ride was held in order to raise money for this years chosen charity Harbour Support Services.

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