Skip to main content

Breedon apprentice awarded runner-up

Published by
World Cement,


Breedon’s engineering apprentice Connor Duncon, who is based at Breedon’s Coxhoe quarry near Durham, has been awarded regional runner-up in the ‘Intermediate or Advanced First Year Apprentice Award’, at the regional finals of this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

The winners and runners up of each category were announced at the Northeast, Yorkshire and Humberside regional celebration lunch. It was held at the Pavilions of Harrogate, in North Yorkshire, on 17 November.

Connor, who is working towards a BTEC National Diploma and NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Maintenance at East Durham College, was shortlisted for the award after completing a 2,000-word initial application and interview process.

Connor says: “I am really proud to receive runner-up and to know that my hard work has been recognised. My apprenticeship is a very rewarding experience that offers many opportunities, and I hope that my achievement encourages others to take up an apprenticeship in manufacturing.”

Breedon’s Coxhoe Quarry Manager Paul Halliday comments: “This is a great achievement for Connor and we congratulate him for being recognised for his commitment, dedication and enthusiasm to pursue a career in manufacturing.”

Connor’s latest success comes just nine months after receiving ‘Student of the Year’ from the Northumbria branch of the Welding Institute at the Institute’s 83rd Annual Dinner and Student Awards.

East Durham College Trainer/Assessor Dion Bowes adds: “Connor has done exceptionally well to achieve runner-up. It is great that he has been recognised for his hard work.” The winners of the regional EEF Future Manufacturing Awards will now go on to compete in the national finals, which will take place in London in January.

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/30112016/breedon-apprentice-awarded-runner-up/

You might also like

 WCT2020

WCT2020

WCT2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »

 

 Spotlight

World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »

 
 
 

Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):