Apprentices earn regional awards

6th April 2009 1:06pm - Return to press releases

Two East Riding College students have won regional apprentice awards from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Martyn Rea was awarded the Leading First Year Apprentice shield and Darren Robinson won the "Leading Fourth Year Apprentice" shield at the IMI's Hull and District Member Association Apprentice Awards
The awards were presented by the chief executive of the IMI, Sarah Sillars, at a buffet reception at the College's Beverley campus. 

Dave Skelly, the College's head of curriculum area for Motor Vehicle and Engineering, said: "It's a fantastic accolade for the College to have one apprentice award from the IMI but to have two is outstanding.
"Martyn and Darren have both been model students during their time with us, working hard to improve their skills and learning the theory behind their work.
"They thoroughly deserve these awards and I would like to pass on my congratulations to them." 

Martyn, 20, from Cottingham, is studying for the NVQ level two Light Vehicle and Maintenance qualification.
His tutors said he shows excellent effort, behaviour and attendance and consistently strives to improve his theoretical knowledge of vehicle systems.
Martyn continues to receive high grades in lessons and he has shown a willingness to learn from others in the workplace and performs to a very high standard on assessments. 

Darren, 26, from Beverley, completed his Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ level three at the College last year, after studying for four years and working at Wilf Robinson's garage in Beverley.
Tutors said his determination to excel in the motor industry was apparent throughout the Apprenticeship. Darren's behaviour and attitude at college were excellent.

Apprenticeship qualifications involve paid work with an employer and regular attendance at college, usually once a week.
The enable students to improve their skills at work and to gain theoretical and practical knowledge at college.
For more information on these and similar courses, call 0845 120 0037 or visit 


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Photographs of Martyn and Darren are available.