The sixth annual Wrights Group Apprenticeship Awards evening in the Adair Arms Hotel on May 5 was hosted by Mandy Knowles, Wright Group HR & Welfare Director and the Keynote speaker was long serving company employee & Project Manager David McCaughey.
Thirty Wrights Group Engineering Apprentices were recognised for occupational progress, excellent practical and theoretical application and positive drive as they complete the four-year Apprenticeship NI in Engineering, having successfully completed 12 NVQ units and 12 City & Guilds technical diplomas, in addition to “hands on” experience of bus manufacturing for domestic and European customers.
The apprentices were each presented with Record of Achievement portfolio containing certificates marking the completion of their formal Apprenticeships NI qualification.
The Apprentice Training is provided through the Wrights Group in partnership with Seven Towers Training, and is supported by the Department for Employment and Learning.
Three Special Recognition Awards were presented at the ceremony. The Most Driven Apprentice (sponsored by Seven Towers Training) went to Matthew Duff for remarkable overall academic and practical achievements. The Highest Academic Achiever Award (Sponsored by Wright Group) was awarded to Stuart Coleman for top marks in his NVQ and Diploma work.
Speaking at the event, Company Director and Co-Founder Dr William Wright, CBE said: “Apprenticeships play a vital role in ensuring that we have a better skilled, modern and dynamic workforce to drive our economy forward. In these challenging times, competition for business contracts is even tougher. It is therefore vital to invest in high quality training.”