Business Apprentice Melissa Edwards won the Outstanding Higher Apprentice of the Year award while Joe Williams passed his electrical apprentice (96.3 percent) during National Apprenticeship Week 2019.
“The skills I am learning at university, I am able to put in to practice on a day to day basis at HMG and gain real first-hand experience," said Edwards, who attends Salford University.
Williams completed his Level 3 NVQ diploma in installing electrical systems and equipment after three years of work.
“It makes me very happy and proud to be congratulating Joe on passing his AM2 assessment and achieving the title of electrician," said HMG Maintenance Manager John Atkinson, Williams' mentor. "From the very beginning, Joe has continuously worked hard at both his college work and on-site practical installations. Joe has successfully achieved something that will provide him with a profession for the rest of his life.”
“The future of HMG is in the hands of the young staff who are currently gaining their experience from our staff members who have been here for decades," said HMG Paints Managing Director John Falder. "We have full faith in them and look forward to guiding them through the process with huge support from leaders in apprenticeship schemes such as Salford University, as well as Trafford College, The Skills Company and Oldham College.”