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13 Sep 2018
Keiron Higginson one of Stagecoach’s Basingstoke based engineering apprentices took home the award for Year 3 Apprentice of the Year.
Stagecoach held its 14th annual ceremony at the Ethiad Stadium home of Manchester City in Manchester on the 5th September. Ten engineering apprentices from around the Stagecoach UK Bus empire were rewarded with main prizes.
Kieron received a cash prize, trophies and tools, as well as a trip to the Scania factory and training facility in Stockholm, where he’ll have the opportunity to drive the company’s test circuit.
Kieron’s Manager Reg Oldham say’s ‘Since his very first day with us Keiron has developed new skills and abilities at a truly impressive rate and, because of his passion for his chosen profession, will doubtless continue to do so throughout his working life. He is a well liked, respected and productive member of the team who is already an asset to our industry and still improving rapidly‘.
Stagecoach Bus has 195 apprentices across its UK operation; the programme is designed to recruit, train and retain great people to provide the necessary skills and expertise to maintain the fleet. Stagecoach South currently employ 11 engineering apprentices at its 8 depots across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The company has two four year programmes in body work engineering or mechanic/electrical engineering & on completion the apprentice is awarded an Advanced Apprenticeship in Bus and Coach Engineering Maintenance.
Currently there are some great opportunities in various engineering and operational roles across Stagecoach South.