Luis Fournillier – Former Apprentice, now Team Leader
When Luis Fournillier moved to Bristol from London to embark on a joint honours degree in law and IT he was optimistic about his future career.
Two years into his course and that optimism waned as he became disillusioned with university and reached the conclusion that the course he’d chosen was not for him.
While working for electrical retail chain Comet after finishing university Luis knew retail was not where he saw his future and so he decided to explore the possibility of studying for an apprenticeship.
After completing his City & Guilds 2330 electrical course at the City of Bristol College Luis was keen to obtain an electrical apprenticeship and applied to Clarkson Evans because of the opportunities the company provided for long-term career progression and earning potential.
“Becoming an apprentice is the most effective route to becoming an electrician and I was so pleased when I was offered the chance to train with Clarkson Evans,” said 28-year-old Luis, who qualified as an electrician in May 2015.
“I wanted to work for Clarkson Evans so much that I initially applied for a role in Trowbridge and was so pleased when an opportunity closer to home in Bristol became available,” said Luis.
“We work hard and the hours can be long but the rewards are worth all the effort. There’s a great team spirit on site and everyone pulls together to find the best way to get the job done.”