Award-winning apprentices urge others to enter ‘best of British manufacturing’ competition

Two award-winning apprentices are urging companies to put their best apprentices forward for a national award after coming up trumps themselves last year.

Reigning champions, Daniel Holland and Aiden Rogers, won awards for Outstanding Achievement by a Final and First Year Apprentice respectively, this year sponsored by JAM Recruitment, in EEF/Aldermore’s annual Future Manufacturing Awards. They were crowned after beating off stiff competition from apprentices across the country to win a panel of judges over with their determination to seize on the opportunities presented to them during their apprenticeships.

Daniel Holland, from Birkenhead, was an apprentice at Airbus who now works at the company as a Stress Engineer. Aiden Rogers, from Derby, is an apprentice at Rolls-Royce plc who was described by judges as an excellent apprentice ambassador.

Now, with the awards kicking-off again for the 6th year running, Daniel and Aiden are urging other outstanding apprentices to step forward. 

John Morris, CEO of JAM Recruitment, says: “Local apprentices have a great story to tell and there’s every reason to expect another champion to come from the area. Our reigning champions – Daniel and Aiden – have had a great year and the icing on the cake would be to see them pass the crown on to other outstanding apprentices.”

There are seven different categories to enter, including: success in strategic growth, smart products, health and safety, skills and training, operational excellence, climate and environment, and exporting. There are also separate awards for the best manufacturing apprentices. Entries should be made before the 3rd October, 2014.