Highest Achieving Learner Award finalists

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Highest Achieving Learner Award 2020 finalists

Sponsored by Atlas Packaging, the Business Action ‘Highest Achieving Learner Award’ recognises the achievements of individuals working in businesses in North Devon who are currently or have recently completed training or skills development.

The finalists in the Highest Achieving Learner Award 2020 are listed below in alphabetical order. 

Watch out for the announcements of all category winners.


Tommy Gilroy at Advanced Scaffolding

Having worked for a number of scaffolding businesses, Tommy joined Advanced Scaffolding in September 2018, holding a basic Trainee CISRS card. 

Tommy has integrated himself well and has become a valued part of the Advanced Scaffolding team. He has shown good reliability and punctuality and a desire to learn. 

Tommy is currently working towards the CITB Part 2 Scaffolder qualification and travels to London up to three times a year for two weeks at a time. With Advanced Scaffolding’s support and his own focus on his apprenticeship, Tommy is on track for a great future. 

• Visit advancedscaffoldingltd.co.uk


Rosie Hayton at Turquoise Thinking

Rosie joined Turquoise Thinking to begin her Petroc apprenticeship back in March 2019. Nearly 12 months on, she has gained a breadth of new skills, knowledge and experience and she has thrown herself into various tasks and projects within all areas of the business from sales, marketing, project management, analysis and reporting.

Rosie commutes every day from Lynton to Roundswell. This takes her 1.5 hrs on two buses. Never has she complained. This is testament to her character and attitude. 

Visit thinkturquoise.com


Thomas Maslen at Brimar Technique

Thomas was employed by Brimar Technique in 2017 to initially help with production demands of the business and to learn basic machine setting and operating skills. After working for the company for a short time Thomas was offered the chance to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering specialising in CNC setting, programming and machining.  

• Visit Facebook @Brimartechnique


Taylor Phelps at Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar

Taylor has worked for the business for two and a half years. She is now bar manager, having developed and grown over the last few years. She has just completed her level three hospitality supervisor apprenticeship and was awarded a ‘distinction’. This grade is not given out lightly and she has just been interviewed as a case study to help other learners. 

She now manages junior staff with confidence and runs the bar like clockwork. Her business confidence has increased along with her authority and poise. She has a new aura about her which is amazing to see. This has contributed considerably to the business and she continues to be a true asset.

• Visit terracetapasbar.co.uk

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