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Our Continuing Apprenticeship Programme for Leicester Students

November 2018

Lowe Electrical has provided a Work Experience and Apprenticeship Programme for many years, and we are proud of the fact that many of our highly skilled electricians started their training with us as young Apprentices. Today they are sharing their knowledge and experience with Leicester’s students on a variety of projects across the City.

Recently our Engineers have been working at Aylestone Leisure Centre for our Client Leicester City Council and one student from Leicester College has gained some valuable work experience .

By working closely with the Colleges and being able to offer the experience of working at local sites, we can source the talent required of highly skilled electricians for the future of Leicester.

Josh, pictured above, following two weeks Work Experience has now been offered an Apprenticeship with Lowe Electrical… well done Josh!

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Electrical Work donated to The Bridge, Homelessness to Hope

September 2018

Today we are donating our time and materials to the Leicester Charity The Bridge –Homelessness to Hope. Our Engineer Sam and Contract Manager Jamie met with Patrick Harris, Team Leader and Outreach Worker this morning to discuss the installation of two data points at the Charity’s premises in Melton Street.

An outreach to the lost and lonely of Leicester, to the homeless and to those who just have nowhere to go and no one to turn to, The Bridge’s welcoming environment provides a ‘starting point’ and access to services such as a hot meal, warm clothes and help and advice.

To donate or to read more about the Charity follow the link here

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Lowe Electrical Contractors, Leicester complete work in Saffron Walden

June 2018

Over the last few months Lowe Engineers have been travelling a little further afield; 18 miles south of Cambridge and 43 miles north of London to the medieval town of Saffron Walden.

Within a listed building, we carried out the installation of the mains power for Costa, Seasalt and Holland and Barrett and the installation of electrical works and fittings to four new apartments.

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Lowe Electrical Contractors Leicester Sponsors Environmental Expedition to Borneo

May 2018

When 13 year old Connor Small told us about his opportunity to join the 2019 Camp International Borneo expedition, where he would be partaking in charitable work for the local community, wildlife and environment, we wanted to learn more…

For four weeks next Summer he and his classmates will be heading off to Borneo to immerse themselves in the local Asian Island culture and giving hands on help with a variety of environmental and community projects that may include: digging foundations, painting, making furniture, building water storage and tree planting.

Connor will visit the small isolated community of Mantanani which remains one of the poorest in the region with high levels of unemployment. Many families have set up homestay initiatives to generate income for their families. Connor and his class mates will help by continuing the development of a purpose built office & reception to welcome guests and expand this initiative.

Batu Puteh, another destination, is set in the heart of one of Borneo’s most ancient forests along the banks of the Kinabatangan river where Connor will live alongside elephants and orangutans. He will visit the world-renowned Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary where orphaned and injured orangutans are cared for before they are released back into the wild.

The Camps Foundation, a registered UK charity initiated by Camp International, has an uncompromising commitment that every penny donated will be spent on projects. Before a camp is established they agree the objectives with the community to enhance their way of life, protect their environment and conserve the local wildlife. Their permanent presence in the destination countries allows them to maximise benefits to the people and wildlife that need it most by committing year round to the projects.

“We do social and environmental project work in areas of both economic need and ecological significance. We do adventure through safe, dynamic, and unique expeditions. We do life changing experiences.” Camp International.

Connor has been working hard to make his adventure possible. He has been very busy raising funds and already achieved his first thousand pounds by making bird boxes, herbal balms and valentine sweets, dog walking and fence painting to name just a few!

Lowe Electrical are very pleased to sponsor Connor for his worthy expedition and look forward to hearing about his fund raising progress over the next year and reports back from the trip.

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Lighting Up our Local Community

April 2018

We are delighted to have recently donated lighting to the Urban Boxing Academy in Dorset Avenue, Leicester.

Jon met with owner Stacy last week to hand over 14 Fluorescent lights which will be part of the Gym upgrade being carried out by Stacy and her husband Dom. Big thanks also to Edmundson’s of Leicester for their help in our request.