The achievements of Advanced Engineering Apprentices on the Eden Programme were recognised at a Graduation Ceremony held at MGTS in Redditch on 7 November.

With a keynote speech from Naboth Tinarwo of Arla Foods, the event celebrated the success of engineering apprentices from Arla, Heineken, Muller and Saputo.

As part of the graduation criteria, as well as completing the technical and practical qualifications, the apprentices had to complete three technical journals and a site cost saving project equating to £40k. The audience enjoyed presentations from three of the graduates detailing their individual cost saving projects.

Special Mentor recognition awards for commitment and support to the apprentices were given to Mike Atkins of Arla Foods and Simon Kimberlin of Muller.

Other special awards included:

BTEC Student of the Year – Thomas Hogan (Muller)

Most Improved Apprentice of the Year – Adam Townsend (Heineken)

Apprentice Graduate of the Year – Adam Plesniak (Arla Foods)

MGTS Training & Development Adviser Special Recognition Award – Michal Gorczak (Muller)

Pictured left to right (back row): Steve Palmer (Director of Delivery and Development – MGTS), Faiz Mohamad (Arla), Sam Price (Heineken), Ireneusz Sinicki (Arla), David Bridgens (CEO – MGTS), Ben Holder (Muller), Simon Kimberlin (Muller), Mike Atkins (Arla), Oliver Kolontari (Eden Programme Co-ordinator – MGTS) / (front row): Michal Gorczak (Muller), Thomas Hogan (Muller), Daniel Stephen (Saputo), Adam Townsend (Heineken), Adam Plesniak (Arla).

The Eden Programme is run from the MGTS Engineering Academy at Reaseheath College, Nantwich