VolkerRail apprentice, Reece Aspin, was presented with the highest accolade at the annual Doncaster College and University Centre Apprenticeship Awards, the Apprentice of the Year Award.
Reece is in his final year as an advanced apprentice in electrical and electronic engineering at Doncaster College and was nominated for the award by WFD partnership manager, Colin Phelps.
Commenting on the nomination, Colin said: “I nominated Reece for this award because he is a highly motivated student and continually demonstrates maturity beyond his years. Reece has an exemplary record, with 100% attendance and punctuality, always meets his targets timely and takes every opportunity to develop his skills and knowledge base. Reece is also keen to support fellow students in practical an theory sessions and demonstrates a keen interest in helping others.”
VolkerRail’s apprentice mentor, Andrew Fawkes, attended the awards night with Reece and said: “It was an honour to see Reece receive his award. Since joining the company Reece settled in quickly, becoming a popular and well liked member of staff and has excelled in all areas of his training. He has been a pleasure to mentor and I look forward to working alongside him, on what I am convinced will be a long and successful railway career.”
Upon receiving his award Reece said: “I was shocked but very pleased. Both the college and VolkerRail have helped me develop through my apprenticeship and I am grateful for all the time and effort both has provided me over the years. Thank you.”
Reece will now been put forward for the Regional and National Apprentice Awards, which, if shortlisted, will see him attend an awards ceremony in London at the end of the year.