17 January 2020
The North West Training Council’s (NWTC) 50th Annual Apprenticeship Awards were a big night for learners from across the region, but it was Daresbury Laboratory’s apprentices who won big on the night.
Alex Headspith came away with the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award as well as the Daresbury Laboratory Shield. Alex is a final year Mechanical Engineering apprentice. As well as working on numerous local and international projects at the lab, he also spent his summer at CERN – transferring his skills into a new workplace and working culture and is involved with public engagement activities to promote STEM careers as well.
Jonathan Aghanian (Apprentice Co-ordinator), Will Marshall, Alex Headspith and Phil Atkinson (Group Leader for Technical, mechanical & Vacuum Engineering)
Credit: NW Training Council
Will Marshall won the award for Mechanical Engineering and was also a finalist for the Apprentice of the Year, up against his colleague Alex! Will completed his apprenticeship earlier this summer and has been successful in securing a full-time mechanical technician role at Daresbury Laboratory.
The NWTC have been a training provider for STFC apprentices for over 40 years and their annual awards recognise apprentices from across their client-base who have really made a mark. Unlike our internal awards, the apprentices are nominated by their NWTC mentors, from the scores of apprenticeships from SMEs and large employers on their schemes, ensuring that only the best in the region make it through.
Visit STFC’s careers pages to find out more about becoming an apprentice with us.
Last updated: 17 January 2020