Engineering apprentice recognised at awards ceremony

Engineering apprentice recognised at awards ceremony

Apprentice at Tameside College wins prestigious industry award after impressing judges and employer.

Cody Etchells, an advanced manufacturing engineering apprentice at HPE Complexa and former Mossley Hollins High School student, has been presented with the ‘apprentice of the year award’ at the Plastics Industry Awards.

The event, which took place in London was attended by Cody, alongside Paul McHugh, HPE Complexa’s managing director. The award was presented by well known comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Cody impressed the competition judges with his knowledge of his role, the industry and his commitment to learning. He was selected from six finalists in the competition category.

Cody said: “I was not expecting to win, but was very pleased when they announced me as the winner. The room was full of people from all over the country, and many came over to congratulate me, which was great. I’m really enjoying being an apprentice so far and looking forward to seeing where it takes me in the future.”

Stuart Greenall, engineering skills coach at Tameside College, said: “Cody more than deserves this award. He has developed his skills to a very high standard, has excelled in his studies and works very hard. This award demonstrates the college’s commitment to the local engineering industry and how apprenticeships can provide high level career opportunities for young people.”

To find out more about apprenticeships at Tameside College visit the college's website or call 0161 908 6600.

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