Electrician Chris is a bright spark

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A young Rotherham electrician is in the running to be named National Apprentice of the Year at a ceremony to be held at the Tower of London on February 26.

Christopher Bruney from Aston won the regional round of the contest run by JTL in Leeds last October, but will now be up against 12 other winners from around the country.

He completed his apprenticeship while working for Lilleker Bros, having the opportunity to travel all over the UK visiting different places and meeting new people.

As a qualified electrician he now continues to enjoy the same variety, working across industrial and commercial projects.

“Sometimes I start work in the early hours of the morning, depending on the job, and I only finish when the job’s done so there’s no routine to my day and I really like that,” Chris said.

“I felt like all my hard work had paid off when I won the regional award. I know how much effort everyone puts into their apprenticeship and I knew I was up against the best candidates in Yorkshire and Humberside, so I was very happy to win. My parents were incredibly proud too. It would be such an honour to get the national title.”