Top apprentices from Sutton recognised at Nescot Epsom awards
Students have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of apprentices.
The Surrey County Apprentices Awards, organised by young people's charity SATRO, recognised the work of 19-year-old plastering apprentice Ryan Crook and 40-year-old plumbing apprentice Jennine Pegrum - both students of students at Epsom's North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot).
Mr Crook, of Burgess Road, was nominated for an award and won the Wates Cup, given each year to the best level two student.
He said: "To be honest, I was pretty shocked to win the Wates Cup.
"I was happy when I was nominated. I work really hard and I love my job so it was nice to know that the college and my employers were happy with what I’ve been doing."
Mr Crook is doing his apprenticeship well-known fibrous plastering firm George Jackson Ltd.
Sutton woman Mrs Pegrum took an apprenticeship in plumbing through Nescot having worked in banking for 18 years.
She was short listed for an award and also spoke at the event in County Hall, Kingston-Upon-Thames last month.
She said: "It was a great evening, and it felt really good to be short listed, because it was so a big decision for me to return to education after so long.
"I’d say to anyone thinking about doing an apprenticeship to go for it, because you never know where it will take you.".
Nescot principal Sunaina Mann said: "We’re really proud of our all apprentices, and for these three students to be short listed in a regional competition is a great achievement for them and a testament to their hard work."
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