From Apprentice to Mechanical Engineer: ABP’s ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year 2019’

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Alison Rumsey, ABP Chief HR Officer presents Josh Cooper with ABP’s ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year 2019’ Award

After graduating in my Mechanical Apprenticeship in late 2019, with distinctions and winning several awards during my four years as an ABP Apprentice, with the pinnacle being winning ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year 2019’, I have now successfully secured a full-time role as a Mechanical Engineer.

With National Apprenticeship Week happening from 3rd to 7th Feb 2020, I am proud to be promoting apprenticeships. This is a great opportunity to really get involved and be part of something great. Completing an apprenticeship has not only built my practical skills, but also my qualifications and confidence.

Apprenticeships are the perfect choice for people who want to build their practical knowledge on the job, whilst also gaining additional qualifications and once fully qualified, opening doors to fantastic career opportunities.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) is about celebrating apprenticeships across the UK, allowing employers to promote and showcase the success of their apprentices, enabling other employers to see the huge benefits that apprentices can bring to their businesses and increase the opportunities available.  

The week will consist of various events being held by Institute for Apprenticeships, across the country, with school and college engagements. ABP will be taking part in the campaign by organising a series of events across our regions, including ‘Shadowing a Manager’ sessions for existing apprentices, career events, regional forums and presentations. We will also be sharing a lot of insightful content on social media. Stay tuned and find out more about what #YourFutureWithABP could look like.  

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