Babcock Apprentices based at Devonport Royal Dockyard have been formally awarded for their efforts and achievements at its annual Apprentice Awards Evenings held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The ceremonies were hosted over two evenings, where more than 500 guests came together to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have completed apprenticeships in the past year.
Sarah Gosling from BBC Radio Devon hosted the events, during which hundreds of apprentices across many trades, were presented with certificates from Babcock’s Stuart Leonard, Managing Director Submarines and Will Erith, Managing Director, Surface Ships.
Each of the seven trade groups named a winner of the prestigious Apprentice of the Year category, as voted for by their Apprentice Development Manager. Hendrik Koornhof, HR Director, and Richard Stephens, Managing Director Major Projects, presented the trophies to the deserving winners.
Two apprentices, Rachel Selby and Robyn Parsonage, each from separate Business & Administration intakes, were awarded with the Apprentice’s Apprentice of the Year accolade after their peers voted for them. A group of apprentices were also recognised for their achievements in the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering (ISME) competition.
Mike Homer, Managing Director Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited, extended his congratulations, saying: “Well done to every individual who received an accolade during these events. Completing an apprenticeship is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. It is fantastic to see so many committed and talented individuals with promises of a great future and excellent career prospects with Babcock. A huge thank you for your efforts and many congratulations.”
Photographs: Matt Gilley Photography