Here at Quest Electrical we have a culture of supporting our colleagues, of taking on challenges together and of rewarding achievements. We pride ourselves on doing things differently, an example of this is the Professional Development Academy, which we started after we failed to find an external provider to offer the level of training and development we needed. This investment in our employees, is proving vital to developing the amazing staff we already have in the business and we are committed to creating better skilled, more confident and highly motivated teams within our group of companies.

But don’t take our word for it, listen to what our collegues have to say…

Industrial and Commercial Electrical Apprenticeships

Ryan Cardwell

QUEST Electrical are an NICEIC approved contractor. Our qualified electricians and electrical apprentices work on industrial and commercial sites carrying out a variety of work including lighting installations, power supplies, machine moves, periodic testing and PAT Testing. Our electricians all hold the 18th Edition Regulations and our apprentices’ study for their NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment over a 4 year apprenticeship. Health and Safety is paramount to us here at QUEST and we hold both the SafeContractor and Altius Accreditations.

Ryan started his working career with QUEST in 2011 as a Level 2 Business Admin Apprentice working in the Technical Services department. Whilst working in this role Ryan decided he wanted to change the direction of his career and become an Electrician.

Ryan’s new career pathway commenced with him becoming an Electrician’s Mate; and in 2012 he embarked on his four-year apprenticeship through JTL. He was fully supported by QUEST through his apprenticeship working with qualified electricians who mentored him whilst working on site and attending college to gain his Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment in 2016.

Ryan is qualified to the 18th Edition and has achieved the Ex01-04 CompEx Inspection & Installation Certificate of Core Competence allowing him to work in Gas and Vapour environments. 2021 sees Ryan continuing his progression by becoming one of our senior electricians taking his first steps to becoming a Qualifying Supervisor.

Ryan’s story shows that with a lot of hard work, determination and support from QUEST you can have a long, rewarding and successful career.

Professional Development Academy

At QUEST we recognise that for our business and employees to be successful it is important that we give our staff the skills to achieve their clearly defined career pathway.

As well as on the job training our Professional Development Academy allows every member of staff to achieve their own personal development goals whether it be through in-house training, online training sessions or external professional qualifications.

We are currently training and mentoring our new middle management team to ensure they have the skills and confidence to be successful.

We are committed to the professional development of all our employees.  Employees who pursue professional development in their careers tend to have higher productivity and job satisfaction.  The internal Professional Development Academy within our group provides opportunities for formal and informal professional development throughout your career.

Why our employees buy into the Professional Development Academy

> To keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business work, we encourage and support our employees to seek refresher courses and accept new challenges.

> To be able to adapt to new and evolving workplace challenges.

> It is important not to sit still and become a dinosaur in your industry to keep your job and remain valuable.

> We invest in our talented employees

> Engagement into our professional development modules prepare and control our employee’s readiness for contributing to our company in new ways, whether the company adopts a new strategy, expands or needs to change.We also recognise that work should be a fun place to be and organise various activities for our recognised charities.