Tom is named top Apprentice

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A South Yorkshire apprentice has been named Apprentice of the Year at the Barnsley and Rotherham Business awards.

Barnsley College Apprentice Tom Bagley, who is employed at Ardagh Group in Barnsley, was nominated as a result of designing a bottle ejector system for the company after he noticed a flaw in the processing system. Following its implementation, the system has made significant savings for the company by reducing waste and increasing productivity.

Tom started at the company in 2012 on a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance and is now doing a HNC in General Engineering at Barnsley College.

Tom said: “I would like my achievement to encourage the next generation of engineers and show them that with a bit of hard work they can realise their ambitions.”