Kerr lines up against top electricians in country

Kerr Millar receiving his certificate for best trainee at Dundee College from Roy Dow, SECTT Training & Development Manager.

Kerr Millar receiving his certificate for best trainee at Dundee College from Roy Dow, SECTT Training & Development Manager.

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An apprentice electrician from Kirriemuir lined up against ten of Scotland’s top trainees last month in a national competition.

The Electrotechnical Modern Apprenticeship Competition brings together some of the most accomplished apprentices electricians in the country.

Kerr Millar, 25, who works for local company Gary Bruce Electrical Contractor, was tested on his ability, knowledge and talent.

The competition, over one-and-a-half-days, consisted of practical exercise requiring each finalist to compete under the watchful eyes of industry experts.

Organised by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust, the annual competition is open to all apprentice electricians in Scotland. This year’s competition was hosted by Inverness College. The best performing apprentices will be nominated for a place in the UK Skills competition to be held in Birmingham in November this year.

“This year’s finalists come from throughout Scotland, from Inverness in the north to Galston in the south, and have each demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment, aptitude and application to reach this stage,” said trust spokesman Roy Dow.

Kerr will find out in the next week if he has been chosen to participate in the UK finals.

He is pictured at Inverness College last month when he was selected as the best third stage apprentice in Tayside. He received his certificate from Roy Dow, SECTT Training & Development Manager.