One apprentice has demonstrated they have the skills, ability and determination to succeed is Munitions apprentice Tom Burgess. Coleg Gwent is one of our partner colleges in South Wales and they run an annual awards programme to recognise the achievements of their apprentices and celebrate the partnership work between the college staff, employers and young people.
Apprentice of the Year Tom
Coleg Gwent awarded Tom their ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award for his excellent standard or work and dedication.
Tom was nominated by his assessor Andrew Rogers. Andrew said, “I can’t speak highly of Tom enough, especially the way he conducted himself throughout the pandemic. All of his work was submitted to deadline and he even assisted in arranging remote reviews for his fellow apprentices.”
Tom also led a presentation at our Munitions virtual Apprentice Awards ceremony which his Coleg Gwent assessors were in attendance. They were so impressed by his delivery and insightful content that it cemented for them that he was the worthy winner of the award.
Next Tip of the achievements iceberg
This award is only one of Tom’s amazing achievements in 2021! This year Tom has achieved a Distinction grade in BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) at Coleg Gwent, Distinction grade in his HND  at the University of South Wales, he has completed his NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma  at Coleg Gwent – and started his BEng degree studies at the University of South Wales!
Tom has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the University of South Wales in recognition of his grades and being amongst the best Mechanical Engineering students. To top his record of achievements, Tom also recently attended the 'Made In Wales' awards as a shortlisted nominee for Apprentice of the Year on behalf of our Munitions Business.
Apprentice of the Year Tom
Munitions ME & Quality Manager Joe Farminer said, “Apprenticeships offer the chance to gain substantial experience alongside your qualifications. Tom has completed his apprenticeship not only with exceptional grades (and awards!) – but also now has years of experience in Manufacturing, Engineeringr and Quality. Tom is currently working in Manufacturing Engineering and has skills, ability, and experience which will enable accelerated development in to leadership and/or subject matter expert roles in our business.”
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I can’t speak highly of Tom enough, especially the way he conducted himself throughout the pandemic. Coleg Gwent Assessor, Andrew
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