Top awards for local trainees
Two talented apprentices from Burwell and Cheveley have won awards for their outstanding performances at college and at work.
Twenty-year-old Jamie Bruce, of Bayfield Drive, in Burwell, won the engineering apprentice of the year award at Cambridge Regional College (CRC), while Chloe Trainer, 22, of School Close, Cheveley, won IT apprentice of the year.
The college’s annual awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices who train with CRC and work in businesses across the region.
According to his boss at Waterbeach-based Huxley Bertram Engineering, Jamie is the best apprentice the company has ever had. “Jamie is outstanding – we can’t praise him enough for all his efforts at work and at the college,” said director Mark Jenkins.
Jamie said he was proud to have won the award and hoped to keep progressing once he had finished his apprenticeship.
Chloe, who works on the IT support desk at CRC, has been an apprentice for just four months. She said: “I was very proud to be presented with this award, especially in the short time that I have been working at the college. The team I work with are very supportive with my work and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their continued help and encouragement.”
Paul Skitt, head of employer engagement at CRC said both apprentices were very worthy winners.
“Jamie brings real value to the business with his ability to multi-task within a busy manufacturing environment and is a talented and highly skilled engineer,” he said.
“Chloe is an exceptional apprentice with a great ‘can-do’ attitude and is always looking for new opportunities to extend her skills.”