Three apprentices nominated by EN:Able Futures for Technical Apprentice of The Year at the G4C Awards 2020 have been shortlisted and two others have been nominated by their host company NPS Barnsley.
Entering its 6th year the G4C Awards are a celebration of young achievers in Yorkshire and Humber and the companies who support and train the future leaders of the industry.
Our three shortlisted nominees are Andy, Amelia and Elliot.
Andy Tillotson is an Architectural Apprentice based with architectural firm Cartwright Pickard. Andy has been an apprentice on the EN:Able Futures and Forging Futures Campus Apprenticeship Academy programme for 17 months, studying towards his Level 3 Construction and the Build Environment qualifications.
Andy began our programme later than most students, so was faced with the challenge of catching up on a significant level of study while working in his full-time role. The fact that he succeeded and achieved distinction grades for every subject in year one is a testament to his determination, resilience and work ethic. Andy even assisted in designing a sculpture for a national ‘Carved In Stone’ competition, for the Spanish Company Consentino, Cartwright Pickard’s concept ultimately won and was brought to life by Cuellar Stone.
Andy said: “When I started my apprenticeship, I’m grateful that Cartwright Pickard didn’t hesitate to drop me in at the deep end, always encouraging me to develop and expand my skillset.”
Amelia Johnson-Lynch is a Construction Maintenance Management Apprentice at Kirklees Neighbourhood housing (KNH).
Since starting her advanced level 3 Construction and The Built Environment apprenticeship in September 2018 Amelia has impressed her colleagues, managers and teachers alike with her outstanding commitment to work, her qualifications and her own personal development.
Amelia works across departments at KNH, showing versatility and adaptability while making a positive impression and impact on those she works with. Amelia achieved all distinction grades for every subject in her first year which is an outstanding achievement and clear evidence of what a bright and focused individual she is. Amelia has a 100% attendance record for both work and college and is a highly dependable professional who has consistently exceeded expectations.
Amelia said: “I like being technical and doing something that involves thinking and problem solving. I want to make a positive impact in the construction industry and act as a positive role model for young people. I am willing to push myself to make sure I achieve the best I can in my career and my life in general, to achieve my goal of becoming a respected professional in the construction industry.”
Elliot Machin is an Apprentice Building Services Engineer at NPS Leeds. Elliot receives consistently excellent feedback from his host organization, college teachers and assessors alike. His 100% attendance record for the 17 months he has been on his apprenticeship show his commitment and he has gained all distinction grades for every subject in his first year, an outstanding achievement and clear evidence of what a bright and focused person he is.
Elliot’s managers have commented on what a strong work ethic he has shown and how much professionalism he consistently demonstrates. Elliot’s teachers have reported on what an outstanding student he is and how much of a positive influence he has on the other students in his class.
Elliot said: ’Since I started this apprenticeship, I have learnt so much and I am always busy with work which I really enjoy. 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.’’
EN:Able Futures employs apprentices directly through its Shared Apprenticeship Service, finding them companies within the construction sector to host them. This helps businesses that might not be able to commit to taking on an apprentice themselves to benefit from having one.
The G4C Awards are held on 6 March. We wish all the apprentices nominated for an award the best of luck.