Engineering Apprentices Recognised At Awards Ceremony

Training 2000, the largest Group Training Association in England, hosted its annual Engineering on 29 November 2013 recognising learners and businesses from across the country.

The glittering awards ceremony, held at Visions Learning Trust UTC, a University Technical College, in Burnley, which specialises in engineering and construction, saw more than 50 trophies awarded to a number of businesses and apprentices aged between 18 and 39, for their achievements.

Eighteen-year-old William Wallis, who works for East Lancashire Hospitals, received the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award for his excellent commitment and performance as well as a trophy for In Company NVQ Level 2 Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance.

Speaking at the ceremony, William said: “I am really surprised to have won these awards! I wasn’t expecting to win I enjoy my course and have learnt lots of new skills which I’ve been able to take back into my company. I am so proud to have been given these awards in recognition of my achievement.”

Training 2000’s engineering manager, Paul Duerden, said: “The annual Engineering Awards are always a great way to reward our learners’ efforts. They all work very hard, show commitment and determination and we believe this should always be recognised.

“The calibre of learners this year was very high as usual. Recently the news has mentioned a shortage of engineers, however with the array of accolades awarded it is clear that the future of engineering is bright. We are pleased to be able to attract female engineers to follow a career in the industry, and many of our female apprentices have won awards. ”

Here is a list of all the award winners:

Award Name
Young Apprentice of the Year Luke Allison
1st Year Off-the- Job Conventional Machining Aimee Grime
1st Year CNC Apprentice of the Year George Skocki
1st Year Off-the- Job Fitting 2nd Place Sam Bottomly
1st Year Off-the-Job Fitting 1st Place Paul Bigland
1st Year Off-the-Job Fabrication & Welding 2nd Place Paul Bigland
1st Year Off-the-Job Fabrication & Welding 1st Place Sam Bottomly
1st Year Off-the-Job Design Benjamin Smith
1st Year-Off-the-Job Maintenance Martin Allen
1st Year-Off-the-Job Electrical Jonathan Braithwaite
1st Year Nuclear Apprentice of the Year Ashley Hodgeon
Recognition for Behavioural Safety Team Naomi Quinn
George Brankin
Sam Parkinson
Jordan Crossley
Henry Watkins
Jack Stanworth
Jack Adamson
1st Year Off-the-Job Most Improved (LP Technology Award) Shane Taylforth
1st Year Off-the-Job H&S Award George Brankin
1st Year Off-the-Job APP Year 3rd Paul Bigland
1st Year Off-the-Job APP Year 2nd Jonathan Braithwaite
1st Year Off-the-Job App Year 1st Shane Hall
FE C&G Fabrication Kyle Myers
FE C&G Manufacturing Anthony Taylor
FE BTEC National Mechanical Stephen Baker
FE BTEC National Electrical Damien Dutton
FE BTEC National Maintenance David Magee
FE BTEC National Fabrication Brett Ashley
FE Higher National Mechanical Adam Berry
FE Higher National Maintenance Sam Tattersall
FE Higher National Electrical Shaun Valentine
In Company NVQ2 Elec/Mech Maintenance William Wallis
In Company NVQ2 Fabrication/ Welding Sam Richardson
In Company NVQ2 Technical Support Daniel Richardson
In Company Intermediate APP Of The Year William Wallis
In Company NVQ3 Mechanical Maintenance Thomas Middleton
In Company NVQ3 Electrical Maintenance Matthew Cotton
In Company NVQ3 Fabrication/ Welding Bernard Varlyam
In Company NVQ3 Electrical Daniel Holden
In Company NVQ3 CNC Machining 1st Place Daniel Harland
In Company NVQ3 CNC Machining 2nd Place Ryan Worthington
In Company NVQ3 Technical Support Benn Farnworth
In Company NVQ4 Leadership Tamas Bodis
In Company Advanced APP Of The Year Daniel Harland
Outstanding Commitment to Training & Development James Cropper
Inspiring Engineers Careers Award Graham Engineering
Employer of The Year Award Rolls Royce PLC

Apprentices are medal winners at national Skills final

Seven apprentices studying with Training 2000 secured medals at the recent National finals of the WorldSkills UK competition.

The ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ and ‘Blackpool Rocks’ teams of AAT Accountancy apprentices together with a Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) apprentice were victorious at the Skills Show, held at Birmingham NEC between 14-16 November 2013.  After showcasing their technical and employability skills in the regional and semi-finals, the apprentices joined 800 of the country’s most talented learners at Birmingham NEC and competed in front of 100,000 visitors.

 

The ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ team, comprised of 19-year-old Comply Direct employee Olivia Milligan, John Painter, 21, who works at Hindle, Jepson and Jennings Ltd and 24-year-old PM+M Solutions employee, Sarah Clancey.

The ‘Blackpool Rocks’ team, comprised of 20-year-old Safe Hands Care employee Victoria Clark, Damon Rhodes, 24, who works at Danbro Accountants and 19-year-old Royal Blackburn Hospital employee, Emma Bowker.

Both teams went head to head in the Accounting Technician final and fought off tough competition from 10 other teams – ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ won the silver medal, and Blackpool Rocks won the bronze.

To add to the medal haul, talented Engineering apprentice Andrew Cartwright who works at Warrington-based Nuvia, won the bronze medal, battling against the nine other competitors in his Mechanical CAD engineering category.

Steve Gray, CEO at Training 2000, said: We are very proud of our winning apprentices. It is an excellent achievement to be recognised on a national level and for all of our apprentices to be ranked in the top three of their field is a testament to their success.

National Worldskills UK Final Beckons For Training 2000 Apprentices

Seven apprentices studying with Training 2000 are heading to Birmingham NEC to complete in the final of the coveted WorldSkills UK competition from 14-16 November.

The apprentices, who are studying finance and engineering qualifications, will join 800 of the country’s most talented learners at Birmingham NEC to compete in front of 100,000 visitors in 70 skills ranging from floristry to mechanical engineering.

After showcasing their technical and employability skills in earlier rounds, two teams of three will go head to head in the Accounting Technician category whilst an engineering apprentice will compete in the Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) category.

The Blackburn AAT team, ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ comprises of 19-year-old Comply Direct employee Olivia Milligan, John Painter, 21, who works at Hindle, Jepson and Jennings Ltd and 24-year-old PM&M Solutions employee, Sarah Clancey. The Blackpool AAT team, which comprises 20-year-old Safehands Care employee Victoria Clark, Damon Rhodes, 24, who works at Danbro Accountants and 19-year-old Royal Blackburn Hospital employee, Emma Bowker are known as ‘Blackpool Rocks’.

Andrew Cartwright, aged 21, who works at Warrington-based Nuvia and is currently undertaking an Apprenticeship with Training 2000, is set to compete in the Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) category.

The group demonstrated competence in their technical knowledge, which will be drawn upon in order to become the national winner.

Lianne Whittaker, business assurance coordinator at Training 2000, said: “Being invited to compete at The Skills Show 2013 is a fantastic achievement for the teams and it will give them the opportunity to showcase their skills and experience at a national level. The skills competition is a prestigious event and Training 2000 is thrilled to be able to support them all on their journey.”

“This is a testament to the quality of training that they receive and we would like to wish them all the luck in the world for the final.”

Warrington Apprentice Secures Place In Skills Final

A talented apprentice from Warrington has fought off tough competition to reach the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competition.

Andrew Cartwright, aged 21, who works at Warrington-based Nuvia and is currently undertaking an Apprenticeship with Training 2000, is set to compete in the Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) category of the national finals taking place at The Skills Show, being held at the NEC Birmingham from 14-16 November 2013.

During the three-day show, 800 of the country’s most talented apprentices and learners will compete in front of 100,000 visitors in 70 skills ranging from floristry to mechanical engineering.

Having made it through a series of regional heats, Andrew will join nine other competitors for three to four days of World Skills International training before attending the final.

Commenting on his achievement, Andrew said: “I am delighted to have reached the finals of such a prestigious competition and both Training 2000 and Nuvia have been extremely supportive of my future development.

“Taking part in the competition will allow me to build on my current skills, test my knowledge against my peers in the industry and help me to progress my future career.”

Jennie Osborne, corporate communications manager at Nuvia, added: “It takes hard work, determination, and a high level of skill to compete against the UK’s most talented learners and Andrew has proven that he has what it takes to be the best in the industry. We’d like to wish him the best of luck for the competition and are all rooting for him.”

Lianne Whittaker, business assurance coordinator at Training 2000, said: “Being invited to compete at The Skills Show 2013 is a fantastic achievement for Andrew and it will give him the opportunity to showcase his skills and experience at a National level. The Skills competitions are a prestigious event and Training 2000 are thrilled to be able to support Andrew on his journey”

Andrew will be heading to the competition along with six other Training 2000 apprentices who have reached the final of the Accounting Technician category.