CFE Lighting recruits first apprentice

Barrowford-based LED lighting manufacturer CFE Lighting is building the foundations of long-term growth after recording its best ever trading year.

The company has recruited 16-year-old Jack Davies, who begins an 18-month long LEAN Engineering apprenticeship with the company with the aim of becoming a qualified engineer and securing a permanent role within the rapidly growing business.

Over the course of his apprenticeship, Jack will be working across a variety of different areas within the company, working with the manufacturing team to learn how to assemble a vast range of light fittings and controls, as well as being involved with both the sales and customer services teams.

CFE Lighting recently achieved its highest-ever turnover of £1.1m over the 19/20 financial year, representing double-digit growth over the previous year.

David Clews, general manager, said: "Jack joins CFE Lighting Ltd at an incredibly exciting time as we look to build on stellar growth over the last 12 months and add to our already impressive portfolio of products and services.

"He’ll be learning from some of the best in the industry and the whole team is looking forward to working closely with him to equip him with all the skills and knowledge he needs to become a professional engineer with a bright future ahead of him."

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