Shaun Jefferson...

Apprentice Shaun Jefferson 

Shaun Jefferson: Safran Nacelles

Training Provider: Burnley College

“Shaun's approach to work, together with his encouraging attitude is second to none. Shaun recently completed his HNC and is working towards his HND.”


Sam Bottomley...

Apprentice Sam Bottomley 

Sam Bottomley:  Safran Nacelles

Training Provider: Burnley College

“Sam never fails to impress through his methodical approach to challenges that occur through College projects or workplace problems. Sam recently completed his HNC and is working towards his HND.”


Tom Barlow.....

Apprentice Tom Barlow


Tom Barlow: Paradigm Precision

Training Provider: Training 2000

“Tom is one of our top performers in terms of his attitude, willingness to learn and his eduacational grades, he is also passionate about Engineering.”


Alex North.......

Apprentices Alex North 

Alex North: Magellan Aerospace

Training Provider: Coleg Cambria

“We at Magellan are extremely proud of Alex. He will be an excellent future member of the full time premanent staff at Magellan. All his subject tutors are equally impressed with Alex's progress and speak highly of him.”

William Higginson...

William Higginson Apprentice 

William Higginson: Magellan Aerospace

Training Provider: Coleg Cambria

“We at Magellan are very proud of Will who has previously been nominated for the EEF Second Year Apprentice of the year 2015. Will has progressed with continued success over the past 3 years. He is extremley driven and an exceptional apprentice.”

Jonathan Adams...

Apprentice Jonathan Adams 

Jonathan Adams, BAE Systems

Training Provider: BAE Systems HR Shared Services

“Jonathan recently had the privilege of being chosen to represent the company at the recent RIAT event and has continued his efforts in further education by achieving 11 distinctions and 1 merit in his National Diploma college units. He has also achieved 2 distinctions, 1 merit and 2 pass grades in his HNC Diploma year one units.”

Daniel Hogg.....

Apprentice Daniel Hogg 

WINNER: Daniel Hogg, BAE Systems

Training Provider: BAE Systems HR Shared Services

“Over the last two years Daniel has been able tocomplete a BTEC LVL 4 Higher National Certificate where he gained 10 distinctions and 1 pass grade. He is now currently undertaking a BTEC LVL 5 Higher National Diploma where he is predicted an overall Distinction.”

Harry Ingle......

Apprentice Harry Ingle 

Harry Ingle, Hycrome Aerospace

Training Provider: Nelson & Colne College, UCLan Burnley

Harry’s hard work, leadership and commitment to his final HNC project saw him achieve a distinction grade for his project. Having completed his HNC in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Harry has now progressed onto a Business Management Degree at UCLan.

Robert Kermode...

Apprentice Robert Kermode 

Robert Kermode, Triumph Group

Training Provider: University College of IOM AMTC

Robert completed the 2 year Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering course at the Isle of Man Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. Robert demonstrates enthusiasm, confidence, high performance, resourcefulness and independent thinking.

Ashley Howard...

Apprentice Ashley Howard 

Ashley Howard, Swagelok Ltd

Ashley was a runner up in the Isle of Man Apprentice of the year 2016, he’s been working for Swagelok while also enrolled in the Engineering and Manufacturing Sector Apprentice Scheme and he represented the Isle of Man College at last year’s NWAA Business University Challenge.

Oliver Cowley-Topping...

Apprentices Oliver Cowley Topping 

Oliver, Cowley-Topping, Magellan Aerospace

Training Provider: BAE Systems

“Oliver receives glowing reports from his supervisors and fellow operators in all areas and the quality of his work speaks for itself.”

Clifford Bromilow...

Apprentices Clifford Bromilow 

Clifford Bromilow, Velden Engineering

Training Provider: Alliance Learning

Clifford is an extremely bright lad, with an excellent work ethic and always striving for the highest standards.

Tamara Astley...........

Apprentice Tamara Astley 

Innovation Prize: Tamara Astley, BAE Systems

Training Provider: BAE Systems HR Shared Services

Tamara was recently put forward for IET Apprentice of the year award and was shortlisted in the special award category for the First Women in Defence awards. Tamara also completed her National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering with an overall grade of Distinction, achieving 11 distinctions & 1 merit in her National Diploma college units.

Abigail Parkinson..

Apprentice Abigail Parkinson

One to Watch: Abigail Parkinson, Kaman UK

Training Provider: Themis (Burnley College)

“Abigail has the potential to be an exceptional Engineer and to that end Kaman has sponsored her to take an Engineering degree which started in September 2016.”

Joseph Burton....

Apprentice Joseph Burton

Joseph Burton, Kaman UK

Training Provider: Burnley College

Joe has been involved in business critical projects over the last 12 months that have contributed to the profitability and sustainability of the KAMAN business. During this time he has been required to present progress to all levels of the Kaman business from the MD of the UK business to the CEO of KAMAN and has done this in a professional way.”

Jack Hacking...

Apprentice Jack Hacking

Jack Hacking, Kaman UK

Training Provider: Burnley College

“Jack's progress in his apprenticeship has been above expectation and as  such last year was offered, upon completion of his apprenticeship a full time position in the engineering department.”

Joanne Gregory...

Apprentice Joanne Gregory

RUNNER UP: Joanne Gregory, Paradigm Precision

Training Provider: Training 2000

“Joanne's passion and drive is evident in all that she does, she takes considerable care within her work and always makes sure that her work is in tolerance with the drawing. Joanne also ensures that she is 100% of the time.”

Anas Karbhari...

Apprentive Muhammed Anas Karbhari

Muhammed Anas Karbhari, Paradigm Precision

Training Provider: Training 2000

“Muhammed's work is always completed to a high standard and he holds a strong regard for Quality - nothing that he does is substandard. Muhammed also ensures that he is 100% compliant with our EHS policies, procedures and legislation 100% of the time.”


Apprentice Adam Isherwood

Adam Isherwood, BAE Systems

Training Provider: BAE Systems HR Shared Services

“Adam is a highly motivated individual, who has enthusiastically embraced the BAE Apprenticeship Programme and the engineering challenges that this has given him.”

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