STEGTA Excellence Award – Cameron O’Connell

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Cameron O’Connell of Amey who has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Rail Engineering Design!

Cameron was presented the award at his office in Birmingham by Louise O’Toole STEGTA’s Business Development Officer pictured along with Cameron his Line Manager Dave Bell and Regional Project Director Marcus Naylor.

Upon receiving the award Cameron said “I am honoured to have received the STEGTA Excellence Award in Rail Engineering Design. I am thankful for the team at STEGTA and also the support provided at AMEY, the people I have worked with have been amazing, the constant push to achieve more and become a better engineer has helped me succeed in this early part of my career.”

Cameron’s Training Officer Helen Wilson said “I have selected Cameron for this award as I feel he has excelled with his apprenticeship. From the start he has always been keen to move quickly with his targets and has achieved them above and beyond what was set. He also has achieved distinction level at College throughout his qualification. He has a clear plan for his future and conducts himself professionally with others to achieve this. Well done Cameron!”

STEGTA Excellence Award – Neil Eastwood

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Neil Eastwood of Steadfast Engineering Company Limited who has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Functional Skills.

Neil said “I am over joyed that I managed to win the award, just shows hard work doesn’t always go unnoticed, but I can’t take full credit as a lot of it is to do with the great team of STEGTA who helped me achieve my goals and made sure I got my work done.”

Our Functional Skills Tutor said “Neil was always punctual & professional, and worked really hard in all the sessions. He was lively and engaging in the sessions and always joining in, and willing to help his peers and try something new out. He made great progress in the months he was with me, resulting in him passing his Level 1 Maths & English with good passes.”

STEGTA Excellence Award – Gareth Clarke

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Gareth Clarke of Morson Projects who has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Performing Engineering Operations!

Gareth said “I am extremely pleased and honoured to have received the STEGTA Excellence Award. I am always trying to develop as an Engineer and learn as much as possible. I am especially thankful to my team (The Jig and Tool Section) and everyone at STEGTA for enabling me to realise my potential, as I would not have been given this award without their support.”

Training Instructor Dave Harrison who chose Gareth for the award said “Gareth excelled during this time in STEGTA’s training facility, his enthusiasm and keen interest in learning new skills resulted in him gaining this award.

STEGTA Excellence Award – Luke Ward

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Luke Ward of SCA Hygiene Products who has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Engineering Maintenance!

Luke said “I am happy to receive this award from STEGTA, they have been a great help for me during my NVQ providing me with all I have needed to successfully complete it. It’s good to feel recognised for my hard work and appreciated for it, thank you very much.”

Training Officer Ian Coward said “Luke began his Advanced Apprenticeship at SCA following successful completion his L3 BTEC qualification in Electrical & Electronic engineering, at Trafford College, on the 03/08/15. The Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance to which he was assigned contains 3, Level 2 units and a further 9, Level 3 units, which had to be completed by means of training and showing evidence of competence over a 3 year period.
During the 1st year, Luke had completed all of the underpinning knowledge questions to an extremely high standard, demonstrating in depth research and understanding of the subjects. Ove the next year, he presented 14 examples of jobs he had carried out, in order to meet the many & various criteria contained in all the units needed for the qualification. Each job was detailed, with very good explanations and photographs of the work carried out; and during professional discussions and work observations it was evident he had a very extensive and detailed knowledge of the plant and equipment he was charged to maintain at SCA. In addition to completing the NVQ qualification early in such detail, he was also engaged in completing the HNC in Mechanical engineering at Warrington collegiate institute, which he has also successfully passed”.

STEGTA Excellence Award – Joshua Rae

STEGTA Excellence Award

A huge Congratulations to Joshua Rae of Atkins who has been awarded a STEGTA Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance in Design & Draughting!
We asked Josh how he felt about winning the award “I received the Trophy for Excellence on the Construction Design and Draughting qualification in February 2017. I am really proud of my achievement and feel like I have made good progress since September 2015 and this award signifies this to me, but also identifies that there is still room for improvement. I couldn’t thank Helen Wilson (Training Officer) enough for recognising my development and being a strong support along the way of my apprentice journey so far.”

Training Officer Helen Wilson said “I have chosen Josh at Atkins, Manchester to receive this excellence award for his contribution and performance on the Design and Draughting qualification.
Not only does he have to overcome health and family issues, but he produces work to a superb standard over and above the targets that I set. He is a valuable team member in the transportation team and regularly ensures he is involved in extra work such as the Health & Safety and the creation of the apprentice network group.
He uses his initiative and makes purposeful decisions to enhance his career together with his employer such as his application to his professional engineering institution and establishing a mentor to gain EngTech status. He is a professional, considerate and intelligent learner and should be praised for his efforts. Well done Josh!”

STEGTA Excellence Award for Mentoring – Adam Moss

STEGTA Excellence Award

We would like to congratulate Adam Moss of Mettler Toledo for his mentoring of STEGTA Apprentices.

Adam said: Just like to thank Stegta for the recognition in winning the award as it is normally only a couple of times over the apprentices four years that you feel the benefit. There is a good feeling knowing that throughout apprenticeship that you have been able to watch them grow from school leavers into young professionals, training, mentoring, advising and guiding them throughout the whole process. At the end it is rewarding when we offer them a full time roll knowing that you have given them the knowledge and skills to carry themselves and the company forward. All this couldn’t be done without the help of Stegta’s training officers with Helen and Andrea, not to mention the help I get from two existing apprentices in Adam Harris and Joe Greatbanks that I work closely with. We have a good range of skill base and experience at MT Safeline so as the apprentices go from section to section and it gives them a great insight into building the product and forming a close relationship with the workforce. All this with day release over four years gaining an HNC in either Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering at a college of their chose gives the apprentices an exciting and rewarding apprenticeship.
Once again thank you for the award and we will look forward to recruiting more apprentices this year and working closely with the Stegta team.

Training Officers Andrea Roberts and Helen Wilson added: “We have enjoyed worked with Adam for a number of years, and during this time he has always been 100% committed to supporting the apprentices at Mettler Toledo Safeline. He is always on hand to guide the learners through their training, giving praise where it is due, and making sure they have access to the required training while at work. Adam takes great pride in making sure that every apprentice makes the most out of their training, and extends his support even after they have completed their apprenticeships. He is genuinely interested in the progress of the apprentices and this is clear from his conversations and actions, thank you for making our job a dream!”