We have put one of our Apprentices forward for a prestigious Business Award. Having already completed an EAL Diploma L2 in Engineering Technology and an EAL NVQ L2 in Performing Engineering Operations Nathan Thorley joined Dustcheck in 2013.
With the practical, hands on experience he had gained at Newcastle under Lyme College through the EAL courses Nathan immediately hit the ground running. A fast learner, Nathan soon became an integral part of our 8-strong workshop team.
Nathan has spent two yearâ€™s working towards his City & Guilds L3 Fabrication and Welding and NVQ L3 in Fabrication & Welding consisting of day release to Newcastle-under-Lyme College and assessments in the workplace. He completed his course this year (2016) and heâ€™s made the decision to continue his training by enrolling on the BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering which he will complete in June 2017.
Nathanâ€™s decision to continue training demonstrates his commitment and enthusiasm to be the best he can be. This next qualification is knowledge-based with introductions to materials, business processes, mechanical principals, drawing and project management. Nathan has a drive to work his way up in the business and this will give him the grounding needed.
In recognition of Nathanâ€™s dedication and hard work Dustcheck have put him forward for a business award in the Apprentice of the Year category, sponsored by Skills Staffordshire, at this yearsâ€™ Sentinel Business Awards to be held in Stoke-on-Trent in March.
Nathan has previously made it to the shortlist for an Award at the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Apprenticeship Recognition Awards in 2016
Nominations for the Sentinel Business Awards closed in December and the shortlist is expected to be announced over the next month or so. We’re keeping everything crossed for Nathan.
To read the Sentinelâ€™s article on Nathan, written by Business Editor – Laura James, click here.