Kirklees College apprentice places runner-up in national competition


Electrical student stood next to a poster

Lucas Murgatroyd, a Level 3 Electrical Installation apprentice at Kirklees College placed runner-up at this year’s SPARKS Apprentice of the Year competition.

The SPARKS Apprentice of the Year competition runs annually and offers electrical students and apprentices the chance to show off their skills and provides the opportunity for them to kickstart their career. 

Lucas fought off the rest of the local competition after winning regional heat at the beginning of the year, before completing the online test to make the top three. The one-day live final took place at Kirklees College.

Lucas, who finished third, said:

“It was quite challenging and different to what I expected but I managed to get the tasks completed in the time given. I practised a lot of conduit and clipping but the testing at the end was tricky. Overall, I’m really happy with my performance.”

Javan Webb, Curriculum Area Manager for Construction at Kirklees College, added:

“A huge congratulations to Lucas on placing third in this year’s competition. He did incredibly well to reach the final given the change to the format of the competition and winning an additional assessment-based round. Lucas’ is a credit to the college and we hope that this accolade will allow him to flourish in his career in the electrical industry.”

Visit www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk and follow the Kirklees College Construction Facebook page for more information about our construction apprenticeships.

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