Apprentice gets nod of approval at awards

Engineering apprentice Cain Reddick – who is currently completing his training with Activate Apprenticeships – has seen his good work recognised at a high-profile awards ceremony.

Cain (pictured right) – an apprentice at SS Tube Technology, based in Eynsham – was ‘highly-commended’ in the Advanced Apprentice of the Year category at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards (8 April) held at the Marlborough Enterprise Centre in Woodstock.

The event took place during National Apprenticeship Week and was a chance for young people and businesses across Oxfordshire to celebrate all things apprenticeships.

Cain recently said of his apprenticeship: “There’s more to an apprenticeship than getting paid while you earn – you mature a lot quicker and learn life skills, without worrying about the debt you would get at uni.”

It was the inaugural Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards with the event also recognising the contribution apprenticeships can make to the Oxfordshire economy across a wide number of organisations and sectors.

In addition to Cain’s success, two other Activate Apprenticeships success stories were also recognised during March.

Apprentices Corum Lawrence and Oliver Steer were recognised at the Freemen of Oxford Apprentice Awards 2017.

Corum collected the award for the catering sector, thanks to his apprenticeship at St Hilda’s College in Oxford, while Oliver claimed the award for electrical engineering – he’s currently completing his apprenticeship at Meta Vision Systems Ltd, based in Eynsham.