Apprentice Jack is on the double with top awards
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