Bright sparks graduate at Wessex Group

Ange Roberts, human resources manager at Wessex Group, with the latest crop of apprentices

The latest crop of apprentices at Dorset’s Wessex Group has graduated ready to embark on their careers within Wessex Electricals and Wessex Fire & Security.

The bright sparks have completed either three or four year courses of on-the-job training, with periods spent at Bournemouth or Yeovil College.

It was 1964 when the company took on its first apprentice who stayed with Wessex his entire career, retiring as Managing Director of Wessex Electricals.

Ange Roberts, Head of Human Resources for the group, said: “Wessex has always believed in the benefit of apprenticeships and we’ve been training apprentices for more than 50 years.

“We are a family-owned group headquartered in Shaftesbury and consider it part of our wider responsibility to help train the next generation.

“Our apprentices get paid significantly more that the national minimum apprentice rate and receive a very varied education because of the wide nature of work our companies do.

“The fact there is clear career progression within Wessex is an attractive feature of employment with us.

“We are now looking towards next year’s intake of apprentice electricians and fire  and security engineers – which will be our 55th year recruiting local youngsters.”

For more information about becoming a Wessex apprentice contact


Notes to editors: Wessex Group is a collection of companies based in Shaftesbury, Dorset, but working across the south. It began in 1963 when Tony Morgan set up his own electrics firm. The group now consists of

companies that install and/or maintains electrics, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and fire and security systems. Tony’s sons Simon and Alistair now head the firm.


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