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MGTS Annual Awards September 2009 - Dudley College Award for Outstanding Effort and Performance
The Dudley College Award for Outstanding Effort and Performance
From: Pembroke Gardens, Wellsbourne, Warwickshire
Employer: Kraft Food, Ruscote Avenue, Banbury, Oxfordshire
The Dudley College Award for Outstanding Effort and Performance went last night to Ross Dyson, at the MGTS annual ceremony in Coventry.
20 year old Ross is going from strength to strength, pursuing his Advanced Apprenticeship in mechanical engineering with Midland Group Training Services in Gulson Road, Coventry, whilst working full time at Kraft Foods in Banbury.
"I was quite surprised but felt ecstatic - it was very good to be recognised. I have worked hard and tried my best," said Ross, at the event held at the Ricoh Arena.
Ross joined Kraft during his first year at MGTS and has never looked back. Having won the MGTS Charles Hewson Award for the Most Improved Apprentice of the Year in 2007, Ross, from Rugby, is now in the third year of his apprenticeship.
For the last two years he has been studying for his ONC, which he recently passed with distinction, and he has now almost completed his NVQ Level 3, run and supervised by MGTS while he works at Kraft.
‘Working at Kraft is great,’ says Ross enthusiastically. ‘For the past year I’ve moved around all the different departments, learning a bit of everything, which is really useful and interesting.’
The next step for Ross is to gain his HNC, which he starts working towards this month, under the guidance of training and development advisor Geoff Rushton from MGTS. ‘Geoff is really helpful,’ comments Ross. ‘He’s been doing this for a while so is hugely experienced, and he’s always very informative and supportive.’
''Ross achieved good results in his first year, but shone in the second year achieving Distinctions in all subjects,’ comments BTEC Curriculum Leader Marcus Eassom. ‘He has a very good attitude to study and is a very likeable student with a pleasant personality.''
Ross was one of 14 adults and young people singled out for awards for excellence at MGTS’ annual awards event (September 21, 2009).
The ceremony was attended by more than 200 guests from Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas, including apprentices, graduates, employers, schools, and representatives from Dudley College and the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire.
Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive of the Ricoh arena and an awards presenter at the ceremony, said: "We are delighted to be able to host this ceremony for the second year running. I am also delighted to be associated with MGTS which breathes success, inspiration and development. We are now coming out of recession in the city and everyone in this room is part of that regeneration. You are all a fabulous credit to Coventry."