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2016 Advanced Apprenticeship Award

Workshop Apprentice Kyle Hallett, has been awarded the 2016 Advanced Apprentice Award at the University of Oxford’s 2016 Apprenticeship Awards which was held at the Sheldonian on Friday, 9 December.  The award has recognised Kyle’s huge amount of enthusiasm for learning all aspects of work.  He has embraced new technologies in advanced design and manufacture and is already providing his worth by increasing the workshop productivity in the Department.   Kyle is in his second year of his apprenticeship with ATG Training in Aylesbury.

Kyle joined the Department of Oncology in September 2015 as an Apprentice Mechanical Workshop Technician, undertaking various roles in the Department’s workshop and attending college on a one-day-a-week basis.   He comments “Every day at work is unique and always enjoyable.   My job includes nearly all aspects of engineering; design, prototyping, programming and machining to name a few.   The University has provided me with a very diverse range of opportunities and experiences, and the support people like myself get is immense.  For those of you who are contemplating the idea of doing an apprenticeship, the combination of learning, earning and gaining valuable experience is un-paralleled when compared with other educational routes.   It is a pleasure to be recognised for my achievements'.

 

Pictured: John Prentice (Mechanical Workshop Manager), Kyle and Gerald Shortland.

You can find out more about the University’s apprentice scheme on their website and blog spot

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