Here at Quest Electrical we have a culture of supporting our colleagues, of taking on challenges together and of rewarding achievements. We pride ourselves on doing things differently, an example of this is the Professional Development Academy, which we started after we failed to find an external provider to offer the level of training and development we needed. This investment in our employees, is proving vital to developing the amazing staff we already have in the business and we are committed to creating better skilled, more confident and highly motivated teams within our group of companies.
But don't take our word for it, listen to what our collegues have to say...
Our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the electrical wholesale field and always put the customer first in everything they do. On a daily basis the team are sourcing electrical components from our own Stores or network of suppliers, dealing with enquiries and international orders through our website.
We can deliver anywhere within the North West and West Yorkshire regions with our dedicated deliver driver. The team also work very closely with our Contracting division ensuring our engineers have the equipment they need on site to carry out their installations.
Damian is a real success story of our career pathway. He joined QUEST Electrical 27 years ago as a delivery driver delivering parts all around the North West. As the Company grew Damian was promoted to Stores Manager in charge of stock, sales and deliveries. His progression has continued, and Damian now holds the position of Senior Account Manager.
We do not currently have any vacancies within our Wholesale team but are always on the lookout for good people. If you would like to join our Talent Bank please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org who will keep your details on file and contact you when a suitable position becomes available.
QUEST Electrical are an NICEIC approved contractor. Our qualified electricians and electrical apprentices work on industrial and commercial sites carrying out a variety of work including lighting installations, power supplies, machine moves, periodic testing and PAT Testing. Our electricians all hold the 18th Edition Regulations and our apprentices’ study for their NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment over a 4 year apprenticeship. Health and Safety is paramount to us here at QUEST and we hold both the SafeContractor and Altius Accreditations.
Ryan started his working career with QUEST in 2011 as a Level 2 Business Admin Apprentice working in the Technical Services department. Whilst working in this role Ryan decided he wanted to change the direction of his career and become an Electrician.
Ryan’s new career pathway commenced with him becoming an Electrician’s Mate; and in 2012 he embarked on his four-year apprenticeship through JTL. He was fully supported by QUEST through his apprenticeship working with qualified electricians who mentored him whilst working on site and attending college to gain his Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment in 2016.
Ryan is qualified to the 18th Edition and has achieved the Ex01-04 CompEx Inspection & Installation Certificate of Core Competence allowing him to work in Gas and Vapour environments. 2021 sees Ryan continuing his progression by becoming one of our senior electricians taking his first steps to becoming a Qualifying Supervisor.
Ryan’s story shows that with a lot of hard work, determination and support from QUEST you can have a long, rewarding and successful career.
We have a vibrant and ambitious sales team at QUEST Electrical who are pivotal to our ongoing growth strategy. The team are targeted with growing our customer base with new blue-chip and local companies for both the Wholesale and Contracting divisions.
Building customer relationships is key to our success be that through telephone or face to face contact
Here at QUEST we are committed to training and developing apprentices who are an important part of our succession planning. We have offered apprenticeships in Business Administration and Electrical Installation. As our growth strategy continues, we will offer more apprenticeships in the future in all divisions of the business.
We have forged a good relationship with Burnley College where our apprentices attend on a day release programme, along with onsite assessments, mentoring and in-house training through our Professional Development Academy. There is nothing more satisfying than a new apprentice joining the team and watching them grow and develop in their confidence and ability.
Lauren joined QUEST Electrical in 2018 as a Business Admin Apprentice. After completing her A Levels Lauren chose to follow an apprenticeship route to start her career.
We recruited Lauren through Burnley College where she attended once a week on a day release basis gaining her Level 2 Business Administration qualification with the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 qualification.
Lauren is an integral part of the QUEST team working closely with the Wholesale Division sourcing prices from suppliers for customer quotations and the Contracting team co-ordinating the PAT Testing service we offer, setting up job packs, performing general administration tasks and liaising with the Electricians on site. Lauren also acts as first point of contact for customer enquiries through Live Chat.
As well as attending college on a weekly basis Lauren has also taken part in our Professional Development Academy attending external training sessions to provide her with new skills and training which will enable her to add further value and help the business achieve our strategic aspirations.
QUEST is committed to training and developing apprentices and it has been extremely satisfying to watch Lauren grow in confidence and take on more and more duties.
Lauren has an excellent opportunity to grow and develop within QUEST with a career pathway that could take her into any part of the business, even as an apprentice electrician if that was an avenue she wanted to take!
Apprentices are our future and an important part of our continued succession planning.
At QUEST we recognise that for our business and employees to be successful it is important that we give our staff the skills to achieve their clearly defined career pathway.
As well as on the job training our Professional Development Academy allows every member of staff to achieve their own personal development goals whether it be through in-house training, online training sessions or external professional qualifications.
We are currently training and mentoring our new middle management team to ensure they have the skills and confidence to be successful.
We are committed to the professional development of all our employees. Employees who pursue professional development in their careers tend to have higher productivity and job satisfaction. The internal Professional Development Academy within our group provides opportunities for formal and informal professional development throughout your career.
Why our employees buy into the Professional Development Academy
> To keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business work, we encourage and support our employees to seek refresher courses and accept new challenges.
> To be able to adapt to new and evolving workplace challenges.
> It is important not to sit still and become a dinosaur in your industry to keep your job and remain valuable.
> We invest in our talented employees
> Engagement into our professional development modules prepare and control our employee’s readiness for contributing to our company in new ways, whether the company adopts a new strategy, expands or needs to change.We also recognise that work should be a fun place to be and organise various activities for our recognised charities.