CEF continues to demonstrate its commitment to training and development with the opening of a brand new Training Academy in Redditch

The Academy is the first of its kind for CEF and is further proof that a commitment to training is very high on the agenda. Known for its specialist expertise, the dedicated environment underlines CEF’s resolution to continue developing its branch and support team’s knowledge and skills.

Chris Ashworth, CEF General Manager Hinckley Region said: “We are excited to be opening the doors to our new Training Academy. Training is critical to our industry’s future prosperity and it is something which we take very seriously at CEF. Our new Academy will ensure that we can continue to provide a full programme of training for our staff in a dedicated learning environment.”

Amongst the first people to take advantage of the new Academy will be the latest recruits to CEF’s Aspire Commercial Graduate Programme which is designed to turn talented individuals into future business leaders. The award winning, two-year Programme encompasses all aspects of the electrical industry and provides an insight into each and every role within the CEF business.

Chris continues: “The skills that young people on our Aspire Programme gain will last them a lifetime and will undoubtedly help them to move the industry forward over the coming years. Some have already progressed within the business to new roles, including that of Branch Manager. These young people are the future of the industry and our dedicated Training Academy will ensure that we can nurture this talent.”

The Training Academy will also be the first point of call for CEF new recruits who will be given the best possible start to their career, with continuous and structured training being a key feature of their on-boarding programme. Chris concludes: “CEF is renowned for the training which it provides to staff at all levels and our culture is such that every senior manager is promoted from within. The new Training Academy will enable us to develop our teams and continue to offer career progression at every level within the business.”

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