Apprentice electrician, engineer and teaching assistant commended
- Credit: CWA
Apprentice electricians, teaching assistants and engineers who study at the College of West Anglia's Wisbech campus were awarded prizes for outstanding achievements.
Harry Jackson, who works for Stainless Metalcraft in Chatteris and was also a finalist at last year’s WorkSkills UK competition, was named CWA's apprentice of the year.
Amber Maryon, who works at Marshland High School in Wisbech, was named teaching assistant apprentice of the year.
Joe Moore, who studies at CWA’s Wisbech campus alongside working for Anglian Water, was named Anglian Water Alliances apprentice of the year.
Brandon Campbell - who lives in Doddington and works for Reader Electrical Engineering Ltd in Wisbech - was named electrotechnical apprentice of the year alongside Toni Howlett.
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They both received the Kevin Clarke Award in memory of a former CWA electrical apprentice who was killed in a car accident in 1984.
His parents, John and Janet, recognise two electrical apprentices each year in his honour.
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The two winners of this year’s awards each received a £75 tool voucher, donated by Edmundson Electrical Wholesalers.
Harry said: “Since I was younger, I’ve always wanted to do an apprenticeship.
"I would say to anyone who wants to study an apprenticeship to go for it as you gain the experience you need while learning on the job and earning a wage.”
Amber said: "The skills that I’ve learnt on my apprenticeship have been amazing. It’s really helped me and helped me to decide what I want to do with my life.”
The awards coincided with National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2021, which runs from February 8 to 14.
The full list of award winners is below:
Anglian Water Alliances apprentice of the year
Business administration apprentice of the year
Brickwork apprentice of the year
Carpentry apprentice of the year
Childcare apprentice of the year
Customer service apprentice of the year
Electrotechnical apprentice of the year
Engineering apprentice of the year
Hairdressing apprentice of the year
Health and social care apprentice of the year
Horticulture apprentice of the year
Hospitality apprentice of the year
Laboratory technician apprentice of the year
Management apprentice of the year
Plumbing apprentice of the year
Sport apprentice of the year
Teaching assistant apprentice of the year
Team leader apprentice of the year
Veterinary nursing apprentice of the year
Kevin Clarke Award