From left, Daniel, Pritchard, Jake Ridley, Alan Cage and Brett Parkes

From left, Daniel, Pritchard, Jake Ridley, Alan Cage and Brett Parkes

A group of A-Plant construction plant maintenance apprentices have received awards from the UK company’s training provider Reaseheath College for their work ethic and outstanding contribution to study.

Third year apprentices attended a special ceremony at the college, in Cheshire, to celebrate completing their three-year qualification, which balances off-the-job and in-house training.

Daniel Pritchard from the Smethwick depot in the English midlands won Best A-Plant Apprentice, while Alan Cage from the Immingham branch in Lincolnshire took the Banner Award for Endeavour.

Both awards that were voted for by the apprentices themselves went to young people from the Rotherham depot in the north of England. Jake Ridley was chosen at the Apprentices’ Apprentice, while Brett Parkes won the Most Improved Apprentice award.

Reaseheath College programme leader Simon Keen said: “I would like to congratulate the apprentices on their achievements. They have a phenomenal work ethic and are a credit to A-Plant.

“I am sure they will continue to serve the company well in years to come and will provide the next generation of highly skilled employees. I have no doubt they have a very bright future ahead of them.”

Last year A-Plant won the overall Apprentice Large Employer of the Year Award across the whole of Great Britain at the CITB Managing Agency Apprentice Awards.

In September, A-Plant will be recruiting 150 new apprentices across its business, which will bring the total number on its books to more than 250.

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