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Apprentice wholesaler visits No. 10

Wholesaler apprentice Max outside a rather famous front door View large image

An aspiring electrical wholesaling apprentice from Redhill, Surrey, was invited for a tour of No. 10 Downing Street as part of an industry training programme.

Wholesaling career

Max Kershaw works for CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical goods and services, in the company’s Redhill store. The seventeen-year-old is training for a career in electrical wholesaling and his visit to No.10, which occurred on 10th May, was organised by London based training provider, Hawk Training. Hawk Training is a partner of EDA Apprenticeships Plus, the organisation that runs and manages the apprenticeship programme on behalf of the sector’s trade association, the Electrical Distributors’ Association.

Representing the industry

While on the tour, Max was able to view historic rooms and artefacts that played a fundamental part in British history. Having enjoyed the guided tour around No. 10 Downing Street, Max said: “This was a really interesting experience for me, and something I’ll never forget. The electrical wholesaling sector offers some fantastic career development opportunities for young people and school leavers and I’m delighted to have been able to represent the industry at such an important British location.

“By being a part of the EDA Apprenticeships Programme, I’ve been given some really valuable opportunities, and I’d definitely recommend the initiative to others.”

A real asset to our business

Max’s manager at CEF, James Francis, added: “Max is a terrific apprentice and the fact that he was chosen for a visit to No. 10 is testament to this. He has delivered to very high standards in both his job and his apprenticeship qualification. Max is keen, thoughtful, conscientious, and hardworking and a real asset to our business.”

Crawford Knott, Hawk Training’s Managing Director said: “The theme of ‘Apprenticeships Work’ features prominently across all of our activities. Downing Street has enabled Hawk Training to take 25 apprentices, as nominated by their tutors and employers, on a very special tour of 10 Downing Street, providing the opportunity to walk through history.”


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