Sidmouth electrician is 500th to net qualification

PUBLISHED: 12:01 16 March 2009 | UPDATED: 08:45 18 June 2010

A SIDMOUTH electrician became Devon and Cornwall Electrical Training s (DCET) 500th successful candidate to pass a City & Guilds qualification this week.

A SIDMOUTH electrician became Devon and Cornwall Electrical Training's (DCET) 500th successful candidate to pass a City & Guilds qualification this week.

Ford and Sons employee Richard Brown, 24, who lives in Exmouth, marked passing his Edition IEE Regulations course, the British standard for all domestic and industrial wiring, in style and was handed £100 in vouchers as a reward.

Richard said: "Some new tools will definitely come in handy. It was also good to pass at DCET's training centre in Exeter as it was where I originally trained as an apprentice and qualified as an electrician."

Fords & Sons general manager Dave Whelan said: "It is great that one of our guys graduated as their 500th successful candidate. DCET are our choice for training in the region as they are completely independent and are made up of ex-industry professionals, who are specialists in our sector."

Anyone interested in the availability of electro-technical courses can contact DCET on (01392) 829100 or email enquiries@dcet.co.uk.

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