The hard work that goes into our apprenticeship programme, and its continued success, have once again been rewarded through the outstanding achievements of two of our mechanical apprentices, Richard Clancy and Thomas O’Kane.
Based at the Firecrest site, Richard and Tom have been nominated for the highly regarded Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Apprentice of the Year Award 2016.
Richard Clancy, who has now just taken on the role of Trainee Mechanical Estimator, was nominated for always upholding high standards in health and safety, and taking the lead to run his own team in the fabrication shop, which regularly exceeds its weekly production quotas. Bringing his recent experiences and skills to the role, Richard now mentors an apprentice himself, helping our newest recruits succeed in their training and development.
In recognition of his progress, Richard recently won the MECNW / ECITB 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year Award, a great achievement that reflects well on Richard and Boulting as a whole. Richard has been forthcoming in his praise of his mentor, Mike Rose, Pipefitter who had a strong influence on his development throughout his apprenticeship, not only in learning his trade but also his strong work ethic.
Thomas O’Kane was nominated because of his mature and professional attitude, continued thirst for knowledge and drive to get tasks completed on time and in a safe and controlled manner. His high standard of work has been praised by his managers, peers and clients. Because of his success, Tom has recently been promoted to Trainee Mechanical Design Engineer and, continuing his training to the benefit of himself, his colleagues and Boulting, Tom is undertaking an HNC course. Tom has also taken on the role of coaching new apprentices and is already proving his worth as a role model within the company.
Nick Woollacott, Labour Manager at Boulting said: “I’m extremely proud of the high standards we set, which is evident in the behaviour, development and outstanding achievements of our apprentices. We invest significantly in our apprenticeship schemes through comprehensive training, mentoring and individual development programmes, with the result that our apprentices consistently exceed both our and clients’ expectations. Well done to both Richard and Thomas and I look forward to their continued success with Boulting.”
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