The awards continue to stack up for the AMRC Training Centre and its apprentices

The AMRC Training Centre brought home the ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award at the inaugural North Midlands and South Yorkshire (NMSY) Apprenticeship Awards.

The AMRC Training Centre’s very own Apprentice of the Year for 2017, Leigh Worsdale, also went on to pick up Chesterfield’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at the event in Sheffield on 16 May, 2017.

The NMSY Apprenticeship Awards were set up to celebrate and recognise the hardworking individuals and organisations involved in apprenticeships and raise awareness of how they are shaping the future of the area.

The ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award is recognition of the extraordinary work the AMRC Training Centre does in providing exciting opportunities to the young people of the Sheffield City Region.

In 2014 the centre won the Times Higher Education Outreach Award by creating a blueprint for bridging the manufacturing skills gap and promoting social mobility at the same time.

The centre offers employed-status apprenticeships in a variety of engineering and manufacturing pathways, enabling young people to earn while they learn without the burden of student debt.

Apprentices now also have the opportunity to complete further studies and graduate with a degree-level qualification. The degree level apprenticeships are designed to offer the opportunity to pursue university-level study whilst gaining real-life work experience; allowing apprentices to climb the academic ladder, whilst gaining valuable on the job experience within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Eighteen-year-old Leigh Worsdale, winner of the overall ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at the AMRC Training Centre’s annual Apprentice of the Year awards in 2017, has now brought home a second Apprentice of the Year award at the inaugural NMSY Apprenticeship Awards.

Leigh works as an apprentice Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Builder for Foxwood Diesel in Chesterfield. She was the first female apprentice to win the AMRC Training Centre’s award, winning a trip to visit Boeing’s factory in Washington State, outside Seattle to see first-hand how the global aerospace company designs, tests and builds its 737 aircraft.

Speaking about her latest award, Leigh said: “It’s a real pleasure and honour to have won the award. I knew I had tough competition and it's a great achievement to be recognised for the hard work I put into Foxwood Diesel and my apprenticeship as a whole.”

Read the full story about Leigh’s first win here.

The awards continue to stack up for the AMRC Training Centre and its apprentices

The award-winning shop floor of the AMRC Training Centre.

The awards continue to stack up for the AMRC Training Centre and its apprentices

Leigh Worsdale took home the Apprentice of the Year award at the 2017 AMRC Training Centre awards.

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