Nineteen electrical installation apprentices have now completed a new qualification in the technical skill.

Students from Bury College have been awarded their Level 3 City and Guilds Technical Qualification and have been recognised by the electrical installation supplier, City Electrical Factors (CEF) with their own screwdriver to take forward into future studies and employment.

These were given to the students in a ceremony on their final day, along with certificates of achievement.

Former Parrenthorn High student, Ben Hodkinson, said: “I am very proud of myself and please to have completed a course that has prepared me well for my future.”

Ben progressed from Level 1 to Level 3 at the college, with a newly secured apprenticeship with Magill Electrical Ltd.

Joe Jackson, another student, added: “I was impressed by how good the course was, and how well it was adapted to changing circumstances.

Kevin McCafferty, CEF branch manager, said: “We are happy to support Bury College in a joint venture that will help both the college and the pupils.”

Apprenticeships allow learners to train for employment as electricians or install systems and equipment.