Hopes high for five lads

Austin Milner-Cottrill, Greg Mellor, Charles Cone, Joshua McVeigh and Danny Floyd.'Five new apprentices based at Hope cement works in Derbyshire, which  has recently started a new life as part of Hope Construction Materials.
Austin Milner-Cottrill, Greg Mellor, Charles Cone, Joshua McVeigh and Danny Floyd.'Five new apprentices based at Hope cement works in Derbyshire, which has recently started a new life as part of Hope Construction Materials.
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Five apprentices have won high praise from their bosses at Hope Cement Works.

Hope Construction Materials maintenance manager John Mulryan said: “Three of our apprentices have recently had their dedication and work rewarded by their training college SETA.

“First year apprentice Greg Mellor has been given the accolade of Electrical Apprentice of the Year.

“Danny Floyd, a first year mechanical apprentice, has been awarded the BTEC Award.

“And Charles Cone received the prestigious SETA Apprentice of the Year Award.

“All three were chosen ahead of around 20 of their peers, and we are very proud of their achievements.

“In other success stories, Joshua McVeigh has completed his four-year electrical apprenticeship with us ahead of schedule and with flying colours.

“And Austin Milner-Cottrill has moved into the third year of his apprenticeship, partnered with Stockport College.

“We aim to keep this positive track record going with the recruitment of more apprentices over the next few years.”

Hope Construction Materials Industrial Director, Ashley Bryan added: “We are extremely proud of the achievements of these five very committed and enthusiastic team members.

“We are sure they will go on to contribute even more to the success of this site and this company.

“Looking at our operation more widely, we are celebrating achieving more than 500 days on site without a Lost Time Injury.

“We continue to progress ways to make our business as sustainable as we can.

“We are achieving some of our highest ever levels of reliability and efficiency on our cement kilns and we are looking on track to have one of our most successful years in terms of volumes produced.”