Sgil Cymru recruited 4 electricians as part of Stepping Up 2017.

Following the industry-led need that was highlighted by Wales Screen/ Welsh Government, Sgil Cymru recruited 4 experienced domestic and commercial electricians to step up in their career by gaining experience as an Electrician in the TV industry.

As part of their Stepping Up programme, the trainees gained work experience on BBC Cymru Wales and Bad Wolf Studios’ drama productions. In the lead up to their work experience, trainees took part in a variety of workshops to help them prepare for life on set. These workshops included familiarisation with industry kit and health and safety on set. Trainees also attended a one-day workshop where they created a media CV.

Meet the trainees:

Craig Parker – Gwynedd
Craig has over 20 years’ experience in the electrical engineering and installation sector. His experience includes working in commercial and large scale industrial environments. Since 2015 Craig has been self-employed, working with various contractors on a number of developments throughout the UK.


John Jones – Swansea
John has been working as a domestic, commercial and industrial electrician for a number of years. His work included installation of emergency lighting systems, shop fittings and store refits, as well as the inspection and testing of various electrical systems.


Richard Baldwin – Pontyclun
Richard has over 10 years experience in the electrical industry. Having completed an apprenticeship with AG Leers he climbed up the ladder and has recently finished working as an Electrical Supervisor with Solex Electrical. He now runs his own company that specialises in domestic and commercial work as well as CCTV installation and security alarms.


Simon Jeffreys – Swansea
Simon is a qualified electrician with over 10 years experience in the industry. During his time as an Electrician, Simon has owned his own electrical business as well as being a joint partner in a Solar PV installation company. Alongside his own business, he is currently working as an Electrical Sub Contractor for MIC Ltd.