FSG apprentice wins prestigious regional award
A talented young apprentice at FSG has won a prestigious regional apprentice award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.
Owen Davies, aged 21, came up trumps by taking gold in the Final Year Intermediate & Advanced Apprentice Award, sponsored by Siemens.
The award recognises the outstanding contribution being made by manufacturing apprentices across the region. The award is highly-respected and hotly contested with winners selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics.
Owen beat off competition from across the region and won the title after impressing judges with his commitment, ambition and drive to pursue a career in manufacturing.
Judges said they had been overwhelmed by the high calibre of apprentices nominated this year, making Owen’s win even more of an achievement.
Owen is now in the running for the national title where he will go head-to-head with regional winners from across the UK at the national awards gala in London in January next year.
Owen Davies said: “I am delighted to have won this award and to have been crowned regional winner. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised for doing something I genuinely enjoy and is setting me up for my future. I’m only at the very start of my career, so to receive gold at these awards and be singled out in this way is a real boost and will motivate me even more.
“My apprenticeship is challenging and rewarding and I hope my success encourages others to think hard about taking up an apprenticeship in manufacturing too. Now I can’t wait to get to the national finals to meet the other regional winners and see how I compare.”
Martin Hottass, General Manager, Siemens Professional Education UK, said: “Owen undoubtedly deserves this award. He won the judges over with his hard work, enthusiasm and dedication. It’s right that he should be congratulated for doing so well, especially when up against other candidates of such high quality.
Manufacturing is essential to British economic success and apprentices have a vital role to play in securing the future of our sector. It’s great to see Owen’s efforts being recognised and I wish him the best of luck at the national finals.”