Jason, a now qualified electrical apprentice at our Butterwell surface mine, near Linton in Northumberland, was among five winners presented with awards at an event last week.
It is the second year running that Jason has won an award, this year he was recognised for outstanding achievement in his Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering which he has now completed.
Jason has now progressed to study for an HNC in Engineering at the college’s Ashington Campus.
Site Manager at Butterwell, Trevor Meek welcomed Jason’s recognition and said more young apprentices must have an opportunity to enter the workplace.“We are a big employer in Northumberland and we take great pride in supporting future generations through college study and on-the-job learning.“It can be tough for people to find opportunities for apprenticeships so we will continue to offer placements where we can.”
The awards were presented at a special summit at Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus last week. It was organised by Guy Opperman, MP for the Hexham constituency, who is helping to support the college’s drive for more apprenticeships with regional firms.Mr Opperman invited the keynote speaker for the event, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, Matt Hancock as well as local employers, students and teachers.