The next generation of highly skilled Construction Plant Maintenance engineers have received their final awards at a presentation on campus.

Thirty-seven advanced apprentices from all over the country were joined by their employers to celebrate the completion of their Level 3 qualification. The apprentices work as construction plant technicians for leading companies including A-Plant, Scot JCB, Greenshields JCB, Watlings JCB, Banner Plant,  The GAP Group and Clee Hill Plant.

The apprentices were described by Programme Leader Simon Keen as a highly talented group, destined to be the industry’s future workshop managers and business owners who in time send their own apprentices to Reaseheath.

He also paid tribute to the apprentices’ employers who had continued to fully support the training programme, often by supplying cutting edge machinery and equipment.

Special awards

  • Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Scot JCB: Jean-Paul Alcayde (Clee Hill Plant)

Runners Up: Ryan Shipley (A-Plant) and Adam Burman (JCB)

  • Top Academic Apprentice sponsored by CITB: Adam McFarlane (A-Plant)

Runners Up: Ben Thompson (JCB) and Adam Burman (JCB)

  • Best A-Plant Apprentice: Ryan Shipley (A-Plant)

Runners Up: Adam McFarlane (A-Plant) and Connel Middleton (A-Plant)

  •  Top JCB Franchise Apprentice: Adam Burman (JCB)

Runners up:   Ben Thompson (JCB) and Justin Renwick (JCB)

  • Best Practical Student ‘Dean “Dumper” Mason Award’: Jean-Paul Alcayde (Clee Hill Plant)

Runners up: Adam Burman (JCB) and Josh Berry (JCB)

  • Banner Plant Award for Endeavour: Sam Stitt (JCB)
  • The Apprentices’ Apprentice (student vote) sponsored by Simon Keen: Ryan Shipley (A-Plant)