Star Refrigeration apprentice shortlisted as a Finalist for the ACR Trainee of the Year Awards

Refrigeration apprentice shortlisted for ACR Trainee of the Year Awards

To have been selected as a finalist for the awards is such a humbling experience. I am so grateful to my mentors and colleagues at Star who have dedicated so much time and effort to my training and development and have given me complete support throughout my apprenticeship.

A young refrigeration apprentice from Sunderland has beaten a number of nationwide applicants to be shortlisted for the ACR Apprentice of the Year. Sam Gills, who has been described by colleagues as a very talented trainee engineer, was nominated for the award and has been shortlisted along with nine other apprentices from across the UK. The Awards Ceremony takes place on 7th December 2017 at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, and Star will be supporting Sam at the anticipated event.

Dave Bartlett, Star Operations Training Manager, nominated Sam for the prestigious award after he impressed site managers on a number of contracts, his course provider and individual customers. He said, “We’re so pleased that Sam Gills has been named as a finalist for the ACR Trainee of the Year 2017, and we’re really looking forward to attending the dinner and awards ceremony. ‘Tomorrow’s engineers’ don’t often get recognised but Sam has proved time and time again that he is a hardworking trainee engineer with a promising career ahead of him. We wish him luck and are delighted that he has received this acknowledgment for his hard work and commitment”.

The budding apprentice has recently finished his BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and thanks to dedication, hard work and commitment, he achieved a Double Grade Distinction attaining 11 Distinctions in 11 topics. He is currently…

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