Gareth Ward (aged 22) and Joe Kelly (aged 24) began their apprenticeships with us in 2008 and have completed a series of written and practical assessments to earn their NVQ level modern apprenticeships.
Both Gareth and Joe have had a lot of support throughout their studies as both their dads are long-serving Kellingley miners.
Garry Ward, father of Gareth, said he was “proud” that his son had followed in his footsteps and joined the coal mining industry. Garry has worked in the industry since 1979 and describes it as “a great place to work and a place to find friends for life.”
Electrical Engineer Jimmy Savage, who oversees the electrical apprenticeship scheme, said “Gareth and Joe put a tremendous amount of effort into their course and I know it will give them the best possible foundation for a long career with UK Coal.
“It’s one of the most pleasing parts of my job to see new people enter the industry and help us to carry on the long tradition of providing the UK with their electricity needs.”