Rochdale-based Holroyd Precision Rotors had cause to celebrate when one of its apprentices secured a top honor at Rochdale Training's 48th Annual Awards Evening.
Holroyd's Joe Butler, 20, from Milnrow, was presented with Rochdale Training's coveted Advanced Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Level 3) award at the event, which took place at Rochdale Town Hall on Jan. 25, 2018.
Butler, who began his apprenticeship with Holroyd in 2013, also received a certificate to mark his successful completion of an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. Other Holroyd apprentices to be recognized for their achievements included Matthew Lockyer (who also completed a HNC course), David Wall, Matthew Humphries and Business Administration Apprentice Jordan Gray. All have now commenced full time employment with either Holroyd Precision or Holroyd Precision Rotors.
Apprentices from a number of organizations attended the event, as did local employers; the MP for Rochdale, Tony Lloyd; the Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Ian Duckworth, and Mayoress Mrs Christine Duckworth. The guest speaker was David Bottomley, Director of Rochdale AFC.
Rochdale Training Chief Executive, Jill Nagy, said: "Well done to our learners for your hard work. We are proud of your achievements and congratulations to you all. Thank you to the parents, carers and families for your support of the learners. But most of all I'd like to thank the employers - our customers - thank you for using us, as without you, we don't exist. It is much appreciated."
"I am delighted to congratulate Joe and our other apprentices on their achievements," commented Holroyd Precision's HR Manager, Mary Mcgrath. "They have all worked extremely hard. For almost 30 years, we have invested in recruiting and training young people as part of our apprenticeship and graduate training programs. With expert support from Rochdale Training, we are seeing our young apprentices mature and, in many cases, take on senior roles within our organization."