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Apprentice of the Year

Bradley Smith from Land UK, Radway Green has been named BAE Systems' UK Apprentice of the Year
At the BAE Systems' UK Apprentice Awards on the 21 January 2016 apprentices from all over the Company's UK  businesses were awarded in 10 different categories, including the 'UK Apprentice of the Year'.
 
UK Apprentice Awards - 2016
BAE Systems' UK Apprentice of the Year Awards
Bradley Smith an electrical apprentice from Land UK, based in Radway Green was named the Apprentice of the Year, as well as, Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year.
 
Bradley first heard about the BAE Systems' apprenticeship scheme because his father is already an employee at Radway Green. Instead of following in his father's footsteps and entering the world of mechanical engineering, Bradley became an electrical engineer. The biggest attraction to the apprenticeship scheme was that it offered Bradley the chance to carry on his studies, whilst getting paid and gaining hands-on industry experience. This opportunity has enabled Bradley to achieve a foundation degree which he is now looking to add to, with a BEng in Electrical Engineering.
 
Joining BAE Systems on a four-year apprenticeship, Bradley took on a number of six-month placements – including in machine installation and electrical maintenance – and found himself enjoying the varied work on offer, expanding his skills working as part of a number of different teams, and learning a variety of valuable lessons.
 
Talking to Bradley on the night of the UK Apprentice Awards, he said:
“It feels Amazing to have won this award, I can’t believe it! It was such an honour to win the Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year, let alone the Apprentice of the Year. I’m really proud of myself, for my family, friends and the whole of Land UK. It’s such a great achievement and I’m pleased to put Radway Green on the map.”
 
Bradley Smith - Apprentice of the Year
Bradley Smith, Apprentice of the Year
Please see the full list of all category winners, including their pictures below:
 
1)      Craft Mechanical Apprentice of the Year: Thomas Sofield, Military Air & Information
2)      Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year: Bradley Smith, Land UK
3)      Craft Fabrication Apprentice of the Year: Chris Bamber, Submarines
4)      Technical Engineering Apprentice of the Year: Thomas Unthank, Electronic Systems
5)      Technical Operations Apprentice of the Year: Andrew Kuhnel, Military Air & Information
6)      Business Support Apprentice of the Year: Hayley Thompson, Military Air & Information
7)      Higher Apprentice of the Year: Joshua Bishop, Military Air & Information
8)      Recognition of Outstanding Achievement Award: Christina Dines, Electronic Systems
9)      Business Support Apprentice of the Year: Hayley Thompson, Military Air & Information 
10)     Apprentice of the Year: Bradley Smith, Land UK
11)      Apprentice Innovation Challenge: Team Portsmouth, Maritime Submarines
 
BAE Systems' UK Apprentice Awards

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Thomas Sofield, Craft Mechanical Apprentice of the Year Thomas Sofield, Craft Mechanical Apprentice of the Year

Chris Boardman, Managing Director of Military Air & Information seen here presenting the Craft Mechanical Apprentice of the Year award to Thomas Sofield, Military Air & Information

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Bradley Smith, Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year Bradley Smith, Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Chris Boardman, Managing Director of Military Air & Information seen here presenting the Craft Electrical Apprentice of the Year Award to Bradley Smith, Land UK

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Chris Bamber, Craft Fabrication Apprentice of the Year Chris Bamber, Craft Fabrication Apprentice of the Year

Chris Boardman, Managing Director of Military Air & Information seen here presenting the Craft Fabrication Apprentice Award of the Year to Chris Bamber, Maritime Submarines

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Thomas Unthank, Technical Engineering Apprentice of the Year Thomas Unthank, Technical Engineering Apprentice of the Year

Vaughan Meir, Head of Engineering & Operations at Maritime Services presenting Technical Apprentice of the Year award to Thomas Unthank, Electronic Systems

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Andrew Kuhnel, Technical Operations Apprentice of the Year Andrew Kuhnel, Technical Operations Apprentice of the Year

Vaughan Meir, Head of Engineering & Operations at Maritime Services seen here presenting the Technical Operations Apprentice of the Year to Andrew Kuhnel, Military Air & Information

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Joshua Bishop, Higher Apprentice of the Year Joshua Bishop, Higher Apprentice of the Year

Helen Gorner, Head of Employer Development presenting the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award to Joshua Bishop, Military Air & Information

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Christina Dines, Recognition of Outstanding Achievement Award Christina Dines, Recognition of Outstanding Achievement Award

Helen Gorner, Head of Employer Development presenting the Outstanding Achievement Award to Christina Dines, Electronic Systems

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Hayley Thompson, Business Support Apprentice of the Year Hayley Thompson, Business Support Apprentice of the Year

Helen Gorner, Head of Employer Development presenting Hayley Thompson, Military Air & Information with the Business Support Apprentice award

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Bradley Smith, Apprentice of the Year Bradley Smith, Apprentice of the Year

Steve Fogg, Managing Director of Shared Services seen here with Bradley Smith - UK Apprentice of the Year, Land UK and Francesca McKenna last years' winner from Maritime Submarines

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Team Portsmouth - Apprentice Innovation Challenge Team Portsmouth - Apprentice Innovation Challenge Winning Team

Team Portmsouth developed an improved 'grabber' device to help injured military personnel as part of the company’s biennial Apprentice Innovation Challenge

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