A bus engineer has won first place in the UK Bus apprentice of the year awards in his first year at Stagecoach Yorkshire.
Stagecoach Yorkshire’s Ricky Sherwin, who is based at the firm’s Ecclesfield depot, was awarded first place in the year one category of Stagecoach’s 14th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, after judges recognised his ‘exceptionally high’ standard of work.
Ricky’s hard work was recognised with another two awards, Best Depot vote for his performance in the workplace and the 1st year Scania prize, where the winner gets an all expenses paid trip to visit their factory in Sweden.
Ricky’s win at the national company’s largest ever awards ceremony, held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, caps off an extremely impressive year for Ricky, whose hard work and enthusiasm has been rewarded with 3 award wins.
Clare Willis, Deputy Stagecoach UK Bus Training and Development Manager (Engineering) said: "Each year our apprentices are getting better and better and, as the competition intensifies, the judging becomes very difficult.
“Our winners this year have all worked to an exceptionally high standard and they thoroughly deserve their awards.”
Dave Heptinstall, Stagecoach Yorkshire Engineering Director, said: “The Stagecoach apprentice scheme is recognised as one of the best in the bus industry so we are delighted to have such skilled and committed people like Ricky in our team.
“It is great to see his efforts and enthusiasm rewarded and we hope he enjoys his visit to Sweden where we’re sure he will enhance his skills and knowledge even further.”
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