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Award Winning Apprentice

Congratulations to Adam Walker, J & E Hall apprentice, who has won Trainee of the Year at this year’s ACR Awards.  Adam was also a finalist in the Cooling Industry Awards National Student of the Year competition in 2019.  Adam describes himself as someone who has always wanted to work in a hands-on role providing him with lots of variety and travel. 

Adam’s advice to young people considering a possible apprenticeship in the sector is “the opportunities are endless if you work hard and respect your colleagues and the environment you’re working in.  Try to soak up all the knowledge and advice coming your way. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but also don’t be afraid to speak up if you think you can help to solve a problem”.

J & E Hall has gained a fine reputation for training young people in the industry – generations of refrigeration engineers have benefited down the years. J & E Hall has always placed a high level of importance on introducing new blood to the refrigeration industry. With age levels among employees continuing to rise, this has never been more needed.

HR Manager Martin Jefkins said: “It’s well documented that there is a skills’ shortage in the refrigeration industry. At J & E Hall we know it is key to introduce young people to the industry and take advantage of the skills, ideas and thinking that they can bring with them.”

Many of J & E Hall’s apprentices have gone on to enjoy long and rewarding careers with the company – some lasting 30 or 40 years. Managing Director Andrew Bowden and Service Director Peter McAllister are former J & E Hall apprentices.