STEGTA Excellence Award – Daniel Elson

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Daniel Elson of AECOM who has been awarded the first STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Civil Engineering!

Upon winning the award Daniel said “I am very happy to receive this award, it is a proud moment in my career and a great recognition for the hard work I have put in over the last 2 years.”

Training Officer Malcolm Hankey said “I am delighted for Daniel that he has been recognised by STEGTA, it is just reward for all his hard work. He has demonstrated a committed and professional approach to his apprenticeship and has managed to complete his NVQ within 2 years, which is a great achievement. I’m sure he will continue to develop his skills and expertise and will be a valued member of AECOM for years to come.”

Jordan Brophy EEF Awards


Jordan Brophy of Mettler Toledo received a runner up award for the National Higher Level Apprentice- Final Year Award, following on from winning the North West Regional back in December 2017.

The event was held in London and Mettler Toledo Safeline also received runners up as a company for Environmental Achievement Award.

The group picture from top left to right: Alan Purvis (MT Safeline General Manager), Chris Allen (Maintenance Team Leader), Tony Hickson (HR Manager) Adam Moss (Apprentice Mentor), Jordan Brophy and Nicola France (H&S Officer).


STEGTA Apprentices Win ICE Scholarship!


Congratulations to STEGTA apprentices, Liam Dix, Robbie Harrison and James Patterson of Mott MacDonald (pictured above with Jeff Lawrenson of the ICE) on winning the ICE Quest Technician Scholarship 2017! The QUEST scholarships are a sign of excellence, recognising young people for their abilities and potential, as well as receiving financial support of up to £1500.

We spoke to our apprentices after the announcement!

Liam Dix said: “If you are a student member of the ICE you will get updates on situations like applying for scholarships, events and seminars that the ICE deliver. On the application itself you have to answer the questions relating to your training and development, identifying your most recent qualifications. The panel of judges, who look at your application, decide if you are a suitable candidate for the award then select you to go for an interview. Two reviewers will then decide who the award winners will be.”

Robbie Harrison said: “It is great feeling to be awarded the ICE Quest Scholarship as I have been recognised by a professional institution for my commitment to the industry. My company are also very proud of the achievement and look forward to my future and how I will progress.”

James Patterson said: “I will be spending my scholarship money (£1500) on a commercial drone license with will mean I can use my drone for commercial work. This spans a wide range of work including aerial surveying, 3D modelling and aerial photography.”

The Apprentices, STEGTA Training Officer Malcolm Hankey said:

“I am delighted to hear that three STEGTA apprentices have been selected for the ICE Quest Technician scholarship, it is testament to the hard work and dedication of Liam, Rob and James that they have been recognised and rewarded by their professional institution. “

Development of the STEGTA Machine Room

STEGTA is currently in Phase 1 of the re-design and expansion project of the STEGTA Machine Room within Wellacre Academy. On 20th January, the commissioning team successfully completed the establishment of a new Harrison M300 Lathe and the repositioning of the existing Milling and Drilling machinery.