GTA All Stars!

Adam Sharp, our own GTA England Engineering Apprentice of the Year has won the EAL Award for Advanced Apprentice of The Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

This is one of the top three national awards so congratulations to Adam and Gen 2 for this outstanding achievement.

Skills and Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon said:

‘The National Apprenticeship Awards ensure apprenticeships get the prestige they deserve, while shining a light on the fantastic work that both apprentices and their employers do. Congratulations to all the winners – they are champions showcasing how apprenticeships to give everyone the chance to get on.’

Closer to home, our congratulations go to all our finalists in the GTA England Apprentice of the Year, and a huge thank you to their employers and their GTA for supporting the award and making this possible. Awards were presented at the GTA conference in December by David Hill, Director of Apprenticeships at the Department for Education, after a tough assessment panel process during November.

Engineering / Construction

Adam SharpPictured here is Adam Sharp, winner of the Engineering Construction Apprentice of the Year being presented with his award by David Hill. Adam works at Sellafield as an advanced engineering design apprentice and is supported by GEN 2. Adam showed outstanding determination and ability and his team leader described Adam as a natural leader who supported other learners as well las giving a lot of his own time to support STEM events in the community and described Adam as:

“an outstanding apprentice; truly an asset to his company. We could not think of a better candidate.”

Adam wants to go on to take an engineering degree and his ambition one day is to be Sellafield’s Chief Mechanical Engineer.

Business Services

Optimized-Business_Services_Winner_2016 2Winner of the Business Services Apprentice of the Year is Carla Heaney from TBA Protective Technologies, supported by the Rochdale Training Association. Carla now looks after European customers and an Australian account for TBA’s Thermal and HPT Departments. Since working full time in a sales role, she has demonstrated real acumen for this, winning sales orders. TBA said:

“Carla’s character allows her to deal effectively not only with satisfied customers, but also those disgruntled and difficult. Carla has made herself a valuable member of staff who has earned the respect of her colleagues.”

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