Apprentice profile: Adrian Hales

In National Apprenticeship Week, our electrical engineering apprentice, Adrian Hales, explains why he decided to learn a trade and what he's enjoying the most about his apprenticeship with REL. Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship? "I’m 35 and had already been to university but ended...

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Apprentice profile: Richard Kay

Our electrical engineering apprentice, Richard Kay, shares his reasons for learning a trade and what he’s enjoying the most about his new role. Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship? "I’m 16 and wanted to do an apprenticeship as I felt it would offer more opportunities for learning...

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Apprentice profile: George Martinez

In National Apprenticeship Week, our latest apprentices share their insights on what attracted them to their training and what they’re enjoying the most. First up is our plumbing apprentice, George Martinez. Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship? "I saw an apprenticeship as a great...

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REL expands team with new appointment

REL Building Services has expanded its team with the appointment of Mark Edwards as a senior quantity surveyor. In his new role, Mark will be responsible for managing the commercial aspects of REL’s projects, including cost control, financial reporting, and contractual reviews. Mark began his...

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2021: Our Year in Review

As a business that’s been operating for more than 70 years, we’re no stranger to the highs and lows of the construction sector. Fortunately, that means we’re used to adapting to change and challenge, enabling us to overcome the hurdles that everyone in our industry has faced this year. Over the...

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REL acquires new London office for growing team

REL Building Services has invested in a new office for its 55-strong team. The M&E specialist has acquired a detached, self-contained building spanning a total of 4,500 sq ft in Bromley-by-Bow, East London. Built in 1905, the historic property served as a control office for the local gasworks...

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REL reaches final of H&V News Awards 2021

REL Building Services has been tipped for another top title at the H&V News Awards 2021. The M&E contractor has been named a finalist in the HVAC Contractor of the Year category. The nomination follows a year, which despite the challenges of Covid-19, has seen REL secure, progress, and complete...

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REL scoops two ISG awards in one month

Demonstrating our commitment to meeting the highest health and safety standards, REL Building Services has achieved two awards from ISG in March 2021. The main contractor selected REL as its Trade Contractor of the Month and also named REL’s Jack Marden as Operative of the Month. The awards...

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NAW 2021: What I like most about being an apprentice

“There were a number of reasons why I choose an apprenticeship instead of going to University. Electricians are an essential trade and I have always had an interest in gaining the specialist skills needed to be an electrician. My apprenticeship has allowed me to work alongside experienced electricians...

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NAW 2021: I’d recommend an apprenticeship to others

“I chose to get an apprenticeship because I believed it would be the fastest way to gain experience in my chosen job. “A main benefit is the chance to partake in practical work sooner and get more familiar with my desired future career as I’m constantly learning new aspects of my work. ...

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