Chesterfiled Special Cylinders (CSC) apprentice Tom Bruce, 19, has won the highly-coveted Apprentice of the Year Award at the annual Made in Sheffield ceremony.
Tom joined CSC in 2014 and his attitude and aptitude are praised by John Pease, Quality Manager, saying: “Tom impressed with his attitude and passion for engineering from the moment he joined the team at CSC. It is obvious that he enjoys both the practical and academic side of the program and he is excelling in both.”
Tom’s education at the prestigious AMRC is fully-funded by the company and he has recently completed his NVQ Level 2. He will complete his BTEC National in Manufacturing Engineering in summer 2016, having passed all first year modules, attaining merits and distinctions.
Tom’s enthusiasm for engineering is clear. He says: “An engineering apprenticeship gives me the mixture of hands-on work, such as operating machinery, and technical problem-solving such as diagnosing a machine fault, which I had always loved.
“Even though I am only 19, I have real responsibilities - CSC respects people coming through the apprenticeship program. It is an honour for me to win this prestigious award and it is the highlight of my career so far. It is a reflection of the time and effort that I, my tutors and the staff at CSC have put into the apprenticeship scheme. I enjoy learning, applying skills and am ambitious to succeed.”