TWI is proud to be the sponsor of the Advanced Engineering Apprentice Award at West Suffolk College. TWI Laboratory Manager and Engineering Apprentice Team Leader, Edward Watts, presented the award to Gareth Hurrell at a prizegiving ceremony held recently at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
The ceremony, held in June, celebrated 55 outstanding apprentices from West Suffolk College, from a range of apprenticeships. Winners and guests were welcomed with drinks on arrival in the marquee and invited to drinks and a buffet reception afterwards.
TWI's Edward Watts presented the Advanced Engineering Apprentice of the Year award to Gareth Hurrell who is currently an apprentice at Leighwell Engineering. Gareth produced excellent work for his apprenticeship, as well as mentoring Year 1 students.
Edward Watts said, 'I was delighted to present the award to Gareth. It is great to be able to celebrate such excellence and you can see he has put in a lot of hard work to achieve this.'
There are currently ten engineering apprentices employed at TWI. Alongside their placements, they attend college twice a week in their first year, which after four years gives them a Higher National BTEC. If the apprentices continue their studies they can gain a degree in line with their area of interest. The TWI apprenticeship scheme gives young people a chance to gain practical skills and obtain a more rounded education in engineering. Apprentices have the opportunity to progress in the company, leading some to become project leaders or team leaders.
Edward Watts said, 'The Apprenticeship scheme is a great way for students to get hands-on experience of the work place and gain practical skills.'
TWI offers apprenticeships in all its departments including catering, IT and administration.
To see the student video of the West Suffolk College Prizegiving Ceremony click here. For more information about TWI apprenticeships, please contact us.