Ap­pren­tice Jack is on the dou­ble with top awards

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

NICOLA FIND­LAY

An ap­pren­tice based in East Kil­bride has re­ceived a pres­ti­gious award.

Nine­teen-year-old Jack Young was one of three ap­pren­tices who has been awarded top of their year at Linde Ma­te­rial Han­dling’s an­nual Ap­pren­tice­ship Awards.

And Jack, who is a first-year ap­pren­tice and works at the Linde de­pot in the town, was also named as the over­all ap­pren­tice of the year.

The awards cer­e­mony cel­e­brated the young peo­ple in Linde’s ap­pren­tice­ship train­ing pro­gramme.

The course al­lows young peo­ple to gain valu­able in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence which en­ables them to de­velop their pro­fes­sional and per­sonal skills while also gain­ing a for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Win­ners are cho­sen us­ing exam and course­work cri­te­ria along with tes­ti­mo­ni­als from key stake­hold­ers.

Jack, who lives in Ed­in­burgh, re­ceived the high­est grade out of all the ap­pren­tices and said: “Win­ning the award was a great feel­ing of recog­ni­tion for all the hard work put in over the past year.

“To win the over­all award on top was very sur­pris­ing to me, but also a great plea­sure.

“The Linde Ap­pren­tice­ship Pro­gramme re­ally ap­pealed to me as I wanted to earn on the job whilst gain­ing hands on ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Linde has an in­dus­try lead­ing pro­gramme that pro­vides great train­ing on the en­tire prod­uct range and all sys­tems in­volved.

“As an ap­pren­tice, no two days are the same which makes work ex­cit­ing and chal­leng­ing.”

Shel­ley Brown, train­ing and ap­pren­tice­ship man­ager at Linde Ma­te­rial Han­dling, said: “The Linde Ap­pren­tice Awards recog­nises all the hard work of our ap­pren­tices and is our way of say­ing thank you for their ded­i­ca­tion.

“Jack earned his ti­tle of ap­pren­tice of the year hav­ing re­ceived the high­est grade out of all the ap­pren­tices whilst also be­ing recog­nised for his work by cus­tomers and staff.

“On a cus­tomer’s site Jack no­ticed a po­ten­tial health and safety risk which he chal­lenged, demon­strat­ing great aware­ness and ini­tia­tive par­tic­u­larly from some­one in their first year.

“We would like to con­grat­u­late all our ap­pren­tices once again and we look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing more achieve­ments from our ap­pren­tices.”

Win­ning was a great feel­ing – but to win the over­all award was un­be­liev­able...

De­lighted East Kil­bride ap­pren­tice Jack Young (far right) was a win­ner at the Linde Ma­te­rial Han­dling’s an­nual Ap­pren­tice­ship Awards

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