Celebrating the success of apprentices

Derwent Training Association celebrated the success of apprentices during the annual Apprentice of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday 17th October at the York House Marquee in Malton. 

Congratulations to the following apprentices who were nominated by their Trainers and then selected as Finalists by a panel of judges:

  • Jamie Wilson of Pro-Pak Foods
  • Barley Gillespie of Sylatech
  • Luke Priestley of Kingspan Ltd
  • Ruaraidh McGill of Sylatech
  • Jack Walker of National Tube Stockholders
  • Matthew Anderson of James Fisher Nuclear
  • Richard Goodchild of Gillies Fabrics
  • Luke Morton of Claro Precision Engineering
  • Ben Braim of Dale Power Solutions
  • Howard Smith of AB Graphic International
  • Scott Gibson of North Sea Winches
  • James Sawdon of Dam Structures
  • George Wright of William Hare
  • Joao Vasconcelos of Ryetec
  • Harry Proberts of Rosti Automotive.

The team were pleased to welcome the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Paul Shepherd, to present the awards. As a Chartered Engineer himself, he spoke to the apprentices about the importance of their roles and to use their skills wisely.

The Lord Derwent Award for Effort and Achievement was again kindly sponsored by Lord Derwent, as well as the Institute of Engineering and Technology and we welcomed Volunteer, Paul Broadberry to say a few words about the importance of joining a Professional Body.

We were also honoured to welcome again to the event, Josh and Edwin Cooper, to present The Howard Cooper Award in memory of our colleague who passed away last year. The award this year was awarded to the Overall Apprentice of the Year, and will continue to do so. 

A thank you to Dani Carlisle Photography who took the professional photos of the evening. If any families or employers would like any photographs that were taken, please email lauren.heslington@derwenttraining.co.uk and we will happily send them across. 

Thank you to all apprentices and employers for their continued support of Derwent Training Association. 

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