Training

The Partners have always considered the company's greatest asset is its loyal skilled work force. In order to ensure continuity, and to protect the companys hard earned reputation our policy is proactive and has always been to regularly recruit local school leavers as electrical contracting apprentices, who are then registered with the Joint Industry Board "JIB".

Since the formation of JT Limited "JTL" in 1990, all of our trainees have followed the four year advanced apprenticeship route which is monitored by the local JTL training officer, both in the work place with onsite visits, and at our local college Telford College of Arts and Technology "TCAT".

Two of our current employees were nominated by their JTL training officers, and reached the West Midlands regional finals for the national award of apprentice of the year.

Matt Baker (2009) and Simon Webberley (2007)

Matt Baker (2009) and Simon Webberley (2007) at the Regional Finals for Apprentice of the Year

Upon completion of this stage the trainees gain a level 3 NVQ qualification in Electrotechnical Services Electrical Installation (Building & Structures) and become JIB graded as an electrician.

Within our culture of continuous professional development, all of our operatives undertake a JIB ECS health and safety test, which has to be renewed every three years.

All of of our Electricians have completed a City and Guilds 2382-10 course and passed the examination to meet the requirements of BS:7671 IEE wiring regulations 17th Edition, and seven of the electricians also achieved the C&G 2391 inspection and testing qualification.

Utilising the services of Hire Freeman, four of our electricians hold IPAF operator licences for powered access equipment scissor lifts and booms, whilst ten hold PASMA certificates for the correct assembly and use of our light alloy mobile access towers.

GRA-BERN is a subscribing client of Wenlock Health and Safety Limited and with their assistance first gained CHAS accreditation in 2006 which is renewed annually.

All staff have completed necassary training for Asbestos Awareness. Emergency First Aid At Work courses have been completed at Telford Occupational Health Service Ltd.

Gra-Bern are members of CHAS Gra-Bern are members of NICIEC Gra-Bern are members of ConstructionLine