Sellafield mechanical design apprentice wins National Apprenticeship Award

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Adam Sharp, from Sellafield Ltd, has been named the Advanced Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at the ceremony at Grosvenor House, London, on 20 January 2017. He was chosen in recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to Sellafield since joining as an apprentice in 2012.

Sharp fought off competition from hundreds of other apprentices from around England to be awarded the top prize.

He completed his ECITB advanced level apprenticeship in Design and Draughting at Sellafield in August 2016.

On accepting the award, Sharp said: “My apprenticeship allowed me to learn whilst gaining masses of experience at the same time. I’m now doing my dream job and my ultimate goal is to study for a BA and Masters in mechanical engineering and become a chartered engineer. The big dream is to one day be Sellafield’s chief mechanical engineer.”

The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

Sue Husband, director, National Apprenticeship Service was host on the night. She concluded: “The National Apprenticeship Awards have highlighted once again the magnificent range of apprenticeships on offer - with leading employers in exciting industries - and the skills that apprentices gain when taking on these roles.”