Motor vehicle apprentice Cain Jones has been awarded the title of Rugby Apprentice of the Year at a special ceremony during National Apprenticeship Week.
Cain, 20, who works for Moserve Ltd in Rugby while also studying with Warwickshire College, impressed the judges with his excellent attitude and commitment towards both his work and study.
Having progressed from a Level 2 to Level 3 Apprenticeship successfully, his assessor described him as ‘a model apprentice’ and following Cain’s progress, his employers are planning on taking on another apprentice in September.
The award, which is sponsored by Rugby Borough Council in association with Warwickshire College, saw apprentices from fields as diverse as IT, fitness, business administration, engineering and HR nominated.
The other shortlisted nominees were:
l James Cox, engineering apprentice from Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty
l Josh Davies, Apprentice in Instructing Exercise and Fitness with the WoodLand Wellbeing Centre at Jaguar Land Rover in Gaydon
l Daniel McGahey, Business Administration apprentice at Rugby Borough Council
l Laura Parkin, Advanced Apprentice in Business Administration with Suretech Ltd
l Joe Pitt, Higher Apprentice in IT & Telecoms with DHL Supply Chain
l Abigail Smith, Apprentice in Business Administration at Rugby Borough Council
l Sam Thompson, Apprentice in Business Administration at Rugby Borough Council
Cain said: “I‘m really happy and excited to have won the award tonight – I wasn’t expecting to win at all, just happy to be a finalist, so it was a really nice surprise.
“I chose to do an apprenticeship as I enjoy working with cars, but I’ve also learned lots of other skills – such as dealing with customers.
“Winning the award is absolutely brilliant – it will help me in the future and it’s given me a real confidence boost.”
Paul Bourchier from Moserve said: “We are really proud of Cain - he has done so well since he joined us just over a year ago. As a small business, we think apprenticeships are great – one of our mechanics originally joined us as an apprentice, and we’re planning to take another one on later in the year.”
John Rees, deputy principal of Warwickshire College said: “These awards demonstrate the quality and breadth of the apprenticeships we offer at Warwickshire College and I’d like to congratulate all the finalists on their fantastic achievements.
“The awards are a wonderful celebration of our young people and the support they get from their employers.”