SERC Stars Shine at Electrical Awards

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09 June 2023

Cameron Gorman is presented with the NI Electrical Apprentice of the Year Award

SERC Lecturer Matt Thompson, 2nd left, with colleagues Awarded Small Electrical Contractor of the Year

A SERC apprentice and part-time lecturer have been recognised at the NI Electrical Awards 2023 in association with NAPIT.

Cameron Gorman (18) from Bangor, who is completing an Apprenticeship NI Level 3 Electrical Installation at Newtownards Campus and is employed by B.I. Electrical, lifted the title for Electrical Apprentice of the Year.   The Award, was presented to Cameron by award sponsor, Jim Perry from Edmundson Electrical, at a black-tie celebration hosted at the Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge on 2 June.

Cameron’s nomination caught the attention of the judging panel.   The young man who is only in the second year of his apprenticeship, made an impression with his natural ability to lead and excellent attitude towards learning and developing his skills. He shows tremendous ambition and a great understanding of the industry.

Speaking about the Award, Cameron said, “I am absolutely delighted.   It is a fantastic recognition, not just for me but for all the support I get from my employer, B.I. Electrical, the lecturing team at SERC, my parents Gillian and Neil, and my girlfriend Zoe."   

No stranger to success, Cameron who recently took third place in Electrics at SkillBuild NI, added, “I had a fantastic night at the Awards ceremony, and it was brilliant to have the chance to celebrate with the team from work and to take home the Award for Apprentice of the Year.”

Meanwhile, Matt Thompson Electrical Contractors won the award for Small Contractor of the Year sponsored by Metcollect.   Matt is a part-time lecturer at SERC and brings over 20 years of commercial and domestic electrical experience to his lecturing at the College. A champion for the apprenticeship route, Matt employs two Level 3 Electrical Installation apprentices who complete their studies at SERC’s Newtownards Campus.

Sam Lyttle, Deputy Head of School in Construction said, “We are thrilled for both Cameron and Matt on these awards, both testament to their own hard work and determination, and a reflection of the quality of teaching and industry know-how available to the students and apprentices at SERC.”

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