Recognition for Myerscough plant maintenance apprentices in national ceremony

Published
Monday 25 June

Two Myerscough College plant maintenance apprentices have received recognition for outstanding commitment to their work in a national ceremony.

The ‘Stars of The Future’ Awards is an annual event organised by the Construction Plant-Hire Association, in conjunction with training providers from across the country who offer plant maintenance courses. Nominees were assessed on their attitude and quality of work throughout the year, both at their college and in the workplace environment and there are separate prize schemes for Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices, at both regional and national level.

Myerscough College had two regional winners.

The Level 2 winner was Michael Barton, from Chippindale Plant, while the Level 3 prize went to Callum Bradley, from the Hire Station. Both Michael and Callum attend Myerscough College on block release from their employer during their apprenticeships.

Held in association with A-Plant, CPA Stars of the Future identifies some of the industry’s emerging talent and almost 700 plant mechanic apprentices were eligible for the esteemed awards, representing companies across the UK from plant hire companies large and small. Now in its sixth year, this year’s Stars of the Future awards ceremony was hosted at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre in Fillongley, near Coventry.

Stars of the Future is an awards scheme for apprentices in the construction plant industry, run in conjunction with UK colleges offering plant mechanic apprentice training. This year’s awards were for plant mechanic apprentices who have been assessed throughout the academic year on their work in college and in their work environment. There were a total of 19 regional winners for both NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 apprentices, plus two national winners.

Kevin Minton, Chief Executive of the CPA, said: “The standard of this year’s Stars of the Future entries really was exceptional and the judging panel had some difficult decisions to make.

‘’Stars of the Future is one of the highlights in the CPA’s calendar and we welcome the opportunity to reward and recognise some of the industry’s brightest talent. It is also pleasing to see just how well some of the previous Stars of the Future winners have progressed in their careers since.”

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by Dave Salmon

DSalmon@myerscough.ac.uk

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