On Tuesday 21 June TTE Technical Training Group held its annual “Celebrate Success” Awards evening at Middlesbrough Theatre. Guests from local employers, local MPs and former apprentices came together to recognise and celebrate the successes of current apprentices and trainees and to present Awards to individuals who have made extra efforts in their training and/or have been nominated for special commendation and recognition by their course tutors and peers. Lucite International (LI) apprentices have previously had success and this year was no exception with Tom Patrick, one of our Science Manufacturing Technician (SMT) apprentices, scooping the “Process Science Apprentice of the Year” Award. Before joining LI and starting on his SMT apprenticeship, Tom served for many years in the RAF. He received his Award from Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE Technical Training Group and Keith Leslie, Non-Executive Director of TTE. This was extra special for the Company as Tom follows on another LI apprentice, Nathan Hunter, who won this Award last year. In September Tom will join a Production Shift Team to continue his apprenticeship at our Cassel site.
Jamie Armitage, Cassel Site Operating Manager presented the 2016 Apprentice Award for Continuous Improvement to Mr and Mrs Leach, parents of Jack Leach, the Award winner who was unable to attend. Jamie Armitage and Mr and Mrs Leach received the award from Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE.
During the evening two LI Technician Apprentices, Luke Marshall and Chris McGrath, presented a cheque for £4,000 to Lisa Thomas, General Manager of Zoe’s Place (a local Baby Hospice), on behalf of a group of apprentices at TTE. The money was raised when the group completed a sponsored Three Peak’s Challenge earlier this month as part of TTE’s “Giving something back to the Community” challenge. Luke and Chris will continue with their training working as part of the I/E Maintenance Team at Cassel site in August.
To round off a very successful evening, Mike Ingram of Quantech won the “Most Supportive Work Based Assessor” Award in recognition of his high standard of work and excellent record of achievement with LI Production Technician Apprentices over many years. This Award is based on feedback from apprentices that Mike has worked with and the high standard of results they have achieved whilst training with the Company. Mike received his Award from Steve Grant and the guest speaker for the event Simon Weston, CBE, Falkland’s War Veteran, Author, Public Speaker & Charity Supporter who gave a very inspirational address to the audience of young people and their families about the importance of believing in yourself and persevering even when faced with difficult challenges. We look forward to welcoming Tom, Chris and Luke to Cassel site to continue their apprenticeship training later in the summer.