Apprentice wins runner-up award

Pictured l-r: Wendy Gibson, from the EEF; Peter Kerfoot, DavyMarkham apprentice Liam Jones and Elizabeth Bonfield, from award sponsor EAL Systems
Pictured l-r: Wendy Gibson, from the EEF; Peter Kerfoot, DavyMarkham apprentice Liam Jones and Elizabeth Bonfield, from award sponsor EAL Systems
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DavyMarkham apprentice Liam Jones has been named runner up in the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Liam was one of 400 apprentices competing for the award for outstanding achievement by a first year apprentice at manufacturing employers organisation’s national awards.

The 18-year-old’s potential was recognised after he made a presentation to a panel of leading engineers from Rolls Royce, EAL Systems and EEF

Liam, of Sunnyside, Rotherham, said: “I’m really pleased, but shocked to receive a prize especially as there were hundreds of entrants from some of the country’s leading manufacturing companies.The awards ceremony was really exciting and the atmosphere was brilliant. I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship at DavyMarkham and this is the icing on the cake to my first year with the company.”

DavyMarkham apprentice training manager Peter Kerfoot said: “Liam is an excellent machining apprentice who has done really well and everyone is really proud of him.

“He has applied himself with an excellent attitude towards his work, other apprentices and supervision. As an apprentice he has made a valuable contribution to the company in his short time at DavyMarkham.

“We get a huge interest in our apprenticeship scheme and the calibre of applications is rising all the time. We are always delighted when our apprentices are recognised for the superb work they do.”

DavyMarkham’s apprentice programme is supported by Brinsworth Training.

The company is currently training 15 apprentices and invests £100,000 annually in helping them to learn engineering skills which are used in mechanical and electrical maintenance, fabrication and welding, the machine shop and production fitting.