Congratulations to Jamie Hurst of Quartzelec on being awarded Apprentice of the Year at the recent MGTS Awards evening. This award is presented to the apprentice who has performed exceptionally well throughout the duration of the first year training period. They have demonstrated a high level of engagement, motivation, interest and endeavoured to produce work to a consistently high standard.

Jamie emigrated from South Africa in 2021 to pursue a new life here in the UK, moved to Coventry to start his ‘off the job training’ at MGTS in 2022 and is currently completing a Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship at the Quartzelec Rugby facility. Since starting his apprenticeship, Jamie has excelled in every area and has a very strong and positive attitude towards engineering, the organisation and the industry.

“I have always been passionate when it comes to engineering and have had an interest in the field since a young age. My dad is an Engineer and so has always inspired and motivated me to enter and pursue a career in the Engineering world. I chose to pursue an apprenticeship with Quartzelec because they always considered my interests and goals when speaking about the future, and having since joined this hasn’t changed.”

Luke Bennet, MGTS Training & Development Adviser confirmed “Jamie is an outstanding individual and he has exceeded all expectations in his first year as an apprentice. From the moment he started in the Training Centre at MGTS, Jamie impressed everyone with his mature approach, his willingness to learn, and his eagerness to help others. He has always been happy to go above and beyond what is asked of him, and he has consistently produced high-quality work. Jamie was always eager to learn more and took advantage of feedback received to further improve his knowledge and skills. Jamie is a real asset to Quartzelec and a great role model for the other apprentices within the Company. I have no doubt that Jamie will go on to achieve great success within Quartzelec.”

Commenting on the impact that Jamie has made to the Quartzelec business, Neal Parkin, Line Manager confirms, “We are all very proud of the progress that Jamie has made at Quartzelec as he continues to excel in his learning and training and welcomes feedback to ensure he constantly delivers quality solutions. We are looking forward to Jamie’s journey throughout his apprenticeship and know that he will definitely be an asset to the future of the Quartzelec business and the Engineering industry. Well done Jamie!”

Jamie is pictured being presented his award by Giles Lawton (MGTS Chairman of Trustees) and Steve Palmer (MGTS Director of Delivery & Development).

Photography: Dave Warren / Pictureteam