Congratulations to our EN:Able Futures Apprentice of the Year winners

Efficiency North Social Value Awards Apprentice of the Year Winners announced

As part of Efficiency North’s Annual Conference Event 2019, the Social Value Awards celebrated the success of EN:Able Futures apprentices.

The winners were announced by BBC Look North Presenter Harry Gration MBE,

EN:Procure Framework Apprentice of the Year - Joe Ingham at Engie.

Award Presented by Jackie Axelby MBA, MBE Chair of Efficiency North.

Joe was very proactive in looking for an apprenticeship that suited his aspirations and was selected to join ENGIE, completing his course through Leeds College of Building. As time progressed his confidence grew, and the work ethic he possesses has really impressed the team he works with.

His responsibilities have grown with Joe acting as a point of contact within more specific areas of the scheme he works on. He engages with subcontractors, external operatives and the tenants of the properties he works in.

Talking about Joe, Engie said: “Joe is an integral part of ENGIE which works on the Yorkshire Housing contract, amongst others. Since joining the company almost two years ago he has transformed himself as an individual, become a lot more confident within the workplace and has learnt life skills as well as site trade skills. Joe thrives on learning new ideas and ways of working. He is very conscious of ensuring he keeps himself safe, as well as others around him. Joe is very hardworking, enthusiastic and has fast become an asset to the team.”

EN:Able Futures Shared Apprenticeship Scheme Level 2 Apprentice of the Year - Andrew Cater, Sandersons

Award presented by Nigel Leighton, Board Director, Efficiency North.

What is most impressive most about Andrew is his positivity and the care he puts into everything that he does. He was the first person in his Level 2 class to finish his 1st year of study. He also consistently gets distinctions and the occasional merit for his assignments. Andrew has thought a lot about what he wants to do professionally. Unfortunately, due to an illness that runs in Andrew’s family, he knows he may not get to do the manual work of a joiner forever. After discussing his options, he knows he wants to go down a technical/professional route of Site Management or Project Management.

His manager at Sanderson’s can see that Andrew is capable of building a really great career in the industry and can see that he has a lot of options available to him in the future. Following on from this, whilst Andrew completes his L2 Joinery diploma, he has now started a new journey as an Apprentice Site Engineer. A great example of career progression.

EN:Able Futures Shared Apprenticeship Scheme Level 3 Apprentice Award - Amy Bastow, SES

Award presented by Richard Hinchliffe, Board Director, Efficiency North and EN:Able Futures.

Amy walked into her interview at the York Community Stadium (a site that would prove intimidating to many interviewees) and knew immediately that she would feel comfortable and had found somewhere she could thrive. Amy gets her head down and is doing very well in her qualification. However, it’s in the workplace that Amy truly flourishes. Amy has established herself as a key person in helping to keep SES’s work on site organised. This work has shown Amy that once she finishes this qualification, she wants to stay within the construction industry, perhaps going into Site Management or Site Engineering. In terms of her college work, all of Amy’s assignments have been graded as Distinctions so far.

SES had the following to say about Amy: “Amy has become a valued member of the site team and is gaining confidence every week. She is involved with making sure our works on this large construction site run smoothly, and helps keep us organised. Amy is building up great knowledge of our industry and it is great to see such enthusiasm”.

EN:Able Futures Academy Apprentice of the Year - Highly Commended -  Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH)

Award prresented by Mark Scott, President of the Yorkshire Builders Federation.

Since starting her apprenticeship in August of last year, Amelia became a finalist for the G4C future leader award and additionally was the first apprentice to win the Apprentice of the Month Award in December. Amelia has achieved the highest grades possible in all of her subjects to date with Leeds College of Building and has consistently impressed staff at her host organization, KNH since she began her Apprenticeship. Feedback from the KNH has centred around the fact that Amelia is a quick learner, with a quiet confidence, she performs well, is highly motivated by her role and is enthusiastic to be involved in different areas of the business. Amelia has consistently been punctual, reliable and professional in every context.

EN:Able Futures Academy Apprentice of the Year - Winner -  Elliot Machin, NPS Leeds

Elliot is a previous winner of our Apprentice of the Month Award and has achieved the highest grades possible across all of his subject areas with Leeds College of Building this year. He has 100 percent attendance to date for both work and college and has been entirely punctual and reliable every day throughout his first year with EN:Able Futures.

Elliot stood out amongst other candidates when he initially applied due to his keen and in-depth interest in the electrical engineering industry, and for his demonstrated commitment to gaining the apprenticeship when he attended his interview shortly after undergoing an operation.

Elliot has had excellent feedback from his colleagues, managers and teachers alike due to his ability and willingness to learn, his reliability, work ethic and enthusiasm for both work and his academic studies.

Elliot unfortunately couldn’t attend the awards due to a pre-booked holiday but was absolutely thrilled and grateful to achieve this award. When remarking on his apprenticeship so far Elliot said:

“Since I have started this apprenticeship I have learnt so much within the building services team at NPS Leeds, from electrical to mechanical information. I am always busy with work which I really enjoy! I feel I have achieved as needed to successfully progress my knowledge and mental capability if the industry and life in general, I have gained a better understanding of how things are created and how they come to life. So far, I have enjoyed everything I have done at work and at college, my apprenticeship has allowed me to grow up, meet new friends at college and most of all to meet brilliant colleagues.’’

The full list of winners can be viewed HERE.


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Written by Peter Morris

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