• Liberty welcomes latest Liberate apprentice cohorts to the business

Congratulations to the latest cohort of Liberate apprentices who have completed their ACS and are now Gas Safe registered engineers.

This group of eight apprentices - Josh Fetcher, Zoe Grimshaw, Dylan Brierley, James Conboy, Kaci Lawler, Mike Heywood, Connor Burns-Lowry, Lucas Boyd Smith - have had to deal with the unprecedented restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic for a large proportion of their two-year course.

However, due to their collective & individual commitment to achieving their qualification, they have all completed the required portfolio of evidence. This has led to the successful completion of ACS allowing them to become Gas Safe registered engineers.

After more study they have all recently completed their final End Point Assessment (EPA), this is the final hurdle in achieving the Gas Standard.

The fact that they have all completed their course by the original planned end date, considering the amount of time lost due to Covid-19 restrictions, is a remarkable achievement. It is testament to these apprentice’s enthusiasm, drive & self-discipline.

would also like to thank the Liberate staff for all their hard work and commitment from adapting to working from home, doing virtual lessons and one to one support going the extra mile to achieve a successful outcome.

This is a brand-new qualification and has been devised, developed and structured at Liberate with the support of their subcontractor Sysco. The awarding body Blue Flame has been blown away with the high standard of the portfolios which is a massive achievement.

Becky Dutton from Sysco said “Congratulations to all the apprentices who have completed their qualification, what amazing news for our first cohort and the wider delivery team. It is an absolute pleasure working with everyone. Despite the challenges faced, in my opinion, the programme has been a great success which is confirmed by learners coming in on time and the awarding body feedback.”

Liberate and the Liberty team wish all of the apprentices well in their future careers.

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