A talented young apprentice from Stockton has received an award from his training provider, acknowledging his dedication to his work and studies.
Alan Simmons, 21, who has been with engineering design and project management company Nortech Group for a year, has been named NETA Project Control Apprentice of the Year.
NETA is one of the UK’s largest vocational training providers for engineering construction companies.
Simmons is currently studying towards a four-year advanced apprenticeship in project control.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have won such a prestigious award,” he said.
“I have always had an interest in engineering and it is nice to be recognised for all of the work that I have put in over the last year, which has been both challenging and rewarding.
“I am now looking to push on with my studies and progress at Nortech by gaining further experience in project controls and the engineering sector.”
Managing director of the Billingham-headquartered Nortech Group, Bryan Bunn, said: “I would like to congratulate Alan on winning such a respected award, which is fully deserved.
“Alan has a bright future ahead of him, and I would like to wish him all the best with his studies.”
John Curran, who tutors Simmons on his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction with NETA, said: “Alan is a hardworking and dedicated individual who has a real hunger for the profession, and this award is hugely deserved.”