Young people who have completed an award-winning apprenticeship scheme with trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturer Cartwright have celebrated their graduation at their manufacturing site in Altrincham. The event also celebrated achievements from apprentices across the scheme with awards presented to outstanding candidates.
Group Managing Director Mark Cartwright and Production Manager Tony Tutty spoke to the apprentices on the success of the scheme and thanked them for their hard work and dedication throughout the programme.
Awards were presented as follows :
- Best in Freight and Fabrications – Tommy Davies
- Best in Paint and Coachbuilders – Kaleb Guinnane
- Most Improved Apprentice – Dean Kelly
- Best Contributions – Rhys Walker
Every apprentice was presented with a certificate by Mark Cartwright. Category winners were also presented with a welding hood, toolbox and £100 cash prize, while the runners-up were presented with £50 in cash.
As a former apprentice himself, Tony Tutty was proud to see his son Thomas graduate from the course. During a short presentation he praised the apprentices for their contribution to Cartwright and their important role in the company, setting a fine example for this years intake. This year has seen the largest number of applications to the programme since its inception.
Mark Cartwright said, of the event: “Well done to all our apprentices who have shown us a lot of hard work and dedication over the past four years.
“Over the years every one of our apprentices has helped make a real contribution to Cartwright and have played a significant part in helping to drive the business forward.
“We look forward to continue working with our apprentice graduates as they embark upon the next phase of their careers.”
Following the completion of the apprentice programme, graduates are given a position in their chosen field with further opportunities for development. Last year saw Cartwright apprentice Josh Redfern awarded ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Commercial Motor Awards for his remarkable commitment to the scheme.