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Meet the latest SPARKS Learner of the Month winner

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Level 3 student Paul Kirkpatrick has won the August SPARKS Learner of the Month award – the first award since we changed the format.

 

To enter, electrical students and apprentices must tag us in a photo of their work on social media and use #SPARKSLOTM. Our favourite eight then go to a public vote at the end of the month before a winner is crowned. For full entry info, click here.

 

Paul, a Level 3 learner at Stockton Riverside College, was August’s winner after receiving the most public votes and won a Schneider Electric handheld torch, £100 Amazon voucher and a certificate.

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All the votes have been checked and counted, and we can reveal that @pk__electrical is the SPARKS Learner of the Month for August! 🎉⁠ ⁠ Congratulations, please DM us to claim your @schneiderelectric prize! ⁠ ⁠ As well as winning the £100+ prize, Paul will also feature in our Hall of Fame and in our next magazine ⭐⁠ ⁠ Remember, any electrical learners can enter September's award – tag us in a photo of your work with #SPARKSLOTM and this could be you next month.

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He said: “It’s amazing, when I first posted I never thought anything would come of it. So to win is amazing.

 

“The photo was for my Level 2 assessment exam which had been delayed due to COVID. Prior to college closing, I had no previous experience working with PVC conduit or SWA so had to rely on YouTube videos.”

 

Paul, 36, says he is currently searching for an apprenticeship or role as an Electrician’s Mate in Teeside.

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He says he will spend his Amazon voucher on a continuity tester and proving unit.

 

Paul hopes to one day have his own company but wants to find a job in the industry in the short-term and do something he enjoys.

 

He said: “I love being able to show something at the end of a day or week. I spent too long crunching numbers and spreadsheets, I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty and doing something productive.”

 

Well done Paul!

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Vote and tell us who should win the SPARKS Learner of the Month award!⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ To vote, write the letter for your chosen entry in the comments. The learner with the most votes at the closing date will win.⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ A E.W. Electrics⁠⠀ B @vfrisby_spark⠀⁠⠀ C @adam160818⠀⁠⠀ D @strategyelectrical⠀⁠⠀ E @pk__electrical⠀⁠⠀ F @fl_electrical⁠⠀ G @sparky_walker92⁠⠀ H @b.l_electrical⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Entries close 8am Tuesday 1st September. Entry with most votes will win a @schneiderelectric torch and £100 Amazon voucher. ⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀ Missed out this month? Tag us in a photo of your work with #SPARKSLOTM and you could be September's winner! Full rules on our website – link in bio.

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