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Recognition for Myerscough plant maintenance apprentices in national ceremony

Tuesday 6 Jun 2017

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 22-year-old Tom Randall from Poulton, while the Level 3 prize went to 21-year-old Josh Buck, from Ingol. Both are undertaking an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Plant Maintenance with Thornton based Allan J Hargreaves Plant Engineers Ltd. Both are due to complete their apprenticeships towards the end of this year.

Both Josh and Tom attend Myerscough College on block release from their employer during their apprenticeships.

The awards presentation took place at the Plantworx 2017 exhibition at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire.

Stars of the Future is a national awards scheme for apprentices in the plant hire industry, organised by the CPA, the UK’s leading trade association for the plant hire sector. The CPA has more than 1,600 members who supply 85% of hired plant to the construction industry. The awards scheme is run in conjunction with all the UK colleges offering plant mechanic apprentice training and is supported by CITB. 

Kevin Minton, Director of the CPA said: “This is the fifth consecutive year of hosting Stars of the Future and each year it has grown in stature.

‘’This year’s event has with a greater emphasis on participation and involvement by the apprentices, whereby sponsoring organisations have the opportunity to hold interactive sessions and showcase their company to future stars of the construction plant sector.

‘’This is a fantastic event whereby we have the opportunity to acknowledge and congratulate some of the industry’s most promising apprentices.''

by Dave Salmon