Exceptional apprentice nets a new prize ahead of Canadian trip

Top trainee: Apprentice Jonathan Cheeseman (centre) receives his award from Rotherham Mayor Coun Shaun Wright and Mayoress Lisa Wright
Top trainee: Apprentice Jonathan Cheeseman (centre) receives his award from Rotherham Mayor Coun Shaun Wright and Mayoress Lisa Wright
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DAVYMARKHAM apprentice Jonathan Cheeseman has been named Rotherham College of Arts and Technology Student of the Year.

The 21 year old, from Rawmarsh, is a machining apprentice with the Sheffield heavy engineers and is set to complete his training in just two years, instead of the usual three.

Earlier this year, he won a £500 travel prize in the annual awards scheme run by the Cutlers’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, which he plans to put towards a trip to Canada where he will gain work experience with a number of mining companies that Darnall-based DavyMarkham supplies.

Jonathan said: “I thoroughly enjoy working at DavyMarkham and have really developed my skills during my time here.

“It’s great to receive recognition, but at the moment I’m just focused on finishing my apprenticeship, and making the next step in my career.”

DavyMarkham apprentice training manager Peter Kerfoot said: “Jonathan is an exceptional apprentice who has done amazingly well and everyone here is very proud of him.

“He takes great pride in his work and has developed a passion for the industry.

“We get huge interest in our apprenticeships and the calibre of applications is rising all the time.”