As any company will be only too aware, when it takes on apprentices it has no guarantees that they will last the course, let alone go on to develop and become highly qualified and valued members of the company’s workforce. When we at Matthews Environmental Solutions recruited our three young apprentices towards the end of last year we too were under no illusions as to what the outcome could be. However, we’re delighted to reveal that so far all three of our apprentices have been a credit to the company and have exceeded our expectations as they continue to progress and become part of the next generation of specialist engineers capable of resolving ever more complex waste management problems.
This fact was certainly brought home to us the other Friday when Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA) the organisation that provides the off-site training services attended by our apprentices, held their ‘Annual Awards Ceremony’ at Houldsworth Golf Club.
Out of the hundreds of apprentices currently undertaking the training courses provided by SETA, two of the Matthews Environmental apprentices were singled out for special merit.
We have to commend Charlie Hyde, who from the entire intake of 2015 apprentices, was presented with the ‘Most Improved Apprentice’ award. Summing up this award SETA explained that it represented fitting recognition of the outstanding progress made by Charlie during a period in which it was noted that he had exceeded expectations at every level.
One of our other apprentices, Tom Bailey, was also up for the blue ribbon award of the night and had been nominated and shortlisted for the ultimate title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’. Tom unfortunately was not presented with this prestigious award but simply being nominated and shortlisted as the best all rounder is in itself a tremendous achievement and we have to congratulate him and Charlie on their remarkable success that has also reflected so well on our company as a forward looking and progressive organisation.
Solving waste management problems by providing effective, bespoke solutions in terms of technology and expertise is precisely what we do. Knowing that we now have such a promising team of next generation engineers coming through certainly bodes well for the future.
If you are concerned about waste management problems and would like to discuss how we can help you to overcome them then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 337 4488. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send us an online message by using the form that can be found on our Contact Us page.