Student commitment to training recognised

JS Wright apprentice wins top training award.

An apprentice design engineer with Birmingham mechanical and electrical services specialist JS Wright has won a major award for his outstanding commitment to training.

Danny Buckley, who works from the Aston headquarters of the 129-year-old company, was presented with the Higher Education Construction award at the annual South and City College’s Sir Doug Ellis Apprenticeship Awards, held at the city’s Macdonald Burlington Hotel.

The 22-year old from Solihull received his trophy in front of 200 guests from the local business community at the glittering ceremony, which celebrated the key role of apprenticeships in the UK’s skills and employment strategies.

Danny completed his BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering through South & City College and is now in the first year of his Level 4 HNC course in Building Services Engineering at the Birmingham college.

As well as being supported by his college tutor, Mark Price, Danny has been a member of the JS Wright Academy since joining the company three years ago. He is also being mentored by design engineer Tom Hollywood on JS Wright’s industry leading Experience programme, which helps the company’s technical apprentices fast-track their way up the career ladder.

Mark Price said: “Danny’s attendance, motivation and work ethic in pursuit of his academic qualifications have been outstanding. Credit must also go to JS Wright for the excellent structure and support of its apprenticeship scheme that enables its young people to pursue their apprenticeships to the best of their ability.”

Phil Leech, the new Managing Director of JS Wright, said: “Danny thoroughly deserves his award. He is one of an outstanding team of apprentices at our Birmingham and London offices that we are training to the highest standards to support our continuous expansion as a £50 million business.”