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Engineering Apprentices celebrated at annual ECITB Awards

Tuesday 2 July 2019

On Wednesday 26 June, Richmond upon Thames College’s (RuTC) Engineering students were celebrated at the annual Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Awards.

Every year, this special award ceremony takes place to recognise the accomplishments of engineering apprentices during their first year. Major regional and national employers attended the event, held in the college’s training restaurant ‘Merits’, including Worley, Jacobs, Saipem, KBR and Tyco.

Students who participated in SmartPlant Training, in order to be able to design in the oil and gas industry, received certificates for their achievements. In addition to the certificates, two awards were presented: the Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Worley and the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Student of the Year Award, sponsored by KBR. James Lockhart was celebrated as Apprentice of the Year, while Spencer Boyce received the HNC Student of the Year Award.

Dawn Thompson, ECITB Senior Account Manager, said, “Another successful cohort has completed their first year of their respective apprenticeship programmes. Once again Richmond upon Thames College, and in particular Curriculum Manager Mark Rogers, have worked closely with employers and students to ensure that all students complete and are able to commence and deliver on projects upon their return to work. We look forward to September when a new cohort of apprentices will start at Richmond upon Thames College marking the 8th year of this successful partnership.”

Diane Gregory, Curriculum Director at RuTC, said, “This event is a celebration of student success in the Engineering department. The college thanks all employers who have given their support and our engineering teachers who have worked with our students to achieve such fantastic results.”

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