Ambitious Nathan joined Dustcheck as an Apprentice Welder in 2013 having already completed an EAL Diploma L2 in Engineering Technology and an EAL NVQ L2 in Performing Engineering Operations.
Nathan then spent two years 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 this course in 2016 and then went on to continue his training by enrolling on the BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering which he completed in June 2017.
Ever wanting to improve himself and gain more skills, Nathan is now studying on day release towards a HNC qualification (Foundation Degree) in Engineering. This decision to continue training demonstrates his commitment and enthusiasm to be the best he can be. This next qualification is knowledge-based with units in project management and innovation. Once completed Nathan will have the opportunity to top up his qualification to a full Degree and with his drive to work his way up in the business, this qualification will give him the grounding needed.
In the last three years Nathan has been a finalist for no less than five awards:
- JUNE 2016: Shortlisted for an Award at the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Apprenticeship Recognition Awards 2016
- APRIL 2017: ‘Highly Commended Award’ in the Apprentice of the Year Category at the Sentinel Business Awards – recognised as being one of the top four Apprentices in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
- JUNE 2017: Nathan attends Newcastle-under-Lyme College on day release and was awarded the ‘Advanced Apprentice Outstanding Achievement’ award at the 2017 awards ceremony.
- SEPTEMBER 2017: Nathan won the ‘Engineering Apprentice of the Year’ award presented by the Stoke-on-Trent Association of Engineers.
- APRIL 2018: He was shortlisted for the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA) Solids Handling Industry ‘Young Person of the Year’.