Five minutes with…Quinten Bell

Quinten Bell, Electrical Installation competitor from Narrandera NSW has always had an interest in the electrical trades, “I’ve always loved electricity from a young age, there was nothing electrical in the house that I have not pulled apart by age nine,” Quinten explains.

Describing himself as ‘efficient, organised and logical’, Quinten is perfectly suited to the precision and concentration required for the skill of Electrical Installation.

With a Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology under his belt already, Quinten is focused on letting his technical skills do the talking at the Championships, “I hope by completing at the National Championship it shows people that you do not need an apprenticeship to be good at a trade and that you can do anything if you try.

I also hope it opens a path for me into the electrical trade that will allow me to work in this field,” he says.

Quinten is currently training hard in the lead up to the Championships, “I’ve been working alongside my mentor when possible, and I’m practising hand skills I believe will be needed,” he says.

With his sights set on achieving a high score in his skill, Quinten has the right attitude going into a competition against the best in the country, “[The regional competition] was an eye opener, having no idea of what I was getting into. I went in to the competition with to have fun and learn something new.

I hope to get a high score at the National Championships to be able to show others that anyone can do what they want to do, no matter how hard it looks,” he says.

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07/05/2018