Bangor Engineer named North Wales Apprentice of the Year

Engineer Eva Voma from Bangor, was recently named ‘North Wales Overall Apprentice of the Year 2022’ in the Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Work-based Learning Consortium’s Apprenticeship Awards.

The awards are sponsored by Babcock International Group.

A total of 13 ‘Apprentices of the Year’ prizes awarded each year in trades as varied as Hair and Beauty, Land-Based Studies and everything in-between.

Eva was voted ‘Apprentice of the Year in Engineering’ and subsequently selected for the top prize by an expert panel of judges from Busnes@LlandrilloMenai, North Wales Training and Arfon Dwyfor Training.

Speaking about her apprenticeship Eva commented:

“I decided to do an apprenticeship because as everyone knows you earn while you learn, it’s the best of both worlds. I could still learn what I wanted to do (as a career) but then have the experience as well. It enabled me to see what the work is really like, because a college will do its best to simulate a working environment but it's only really the best when you’re in the workplace.”

Eva works for International Safety Components (ISC) Ltd where she is a Product Engineer Apprentice. Daniel Yates, Engineering Manager at International Safety Components (ISC) commented:

“Eva is a talented apprentice at ISC, she has gone from strength to strength, assisting and managing various design and engineering projects with her creativity and design capabilities. From helping with a design refresh of one of our signature Karabiners to managing her own development project improving the design of our portable anchor system. Eva has also demonstrated her design flare by assisting our marketing department with redeveloping our product packaging to improve styling, functionality and recycling.”

Paul Bevan Executive Director - Commercial Development at Busnes@LlandrilloMenai was on the expert panel that selected Eva as ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year’, he commented:

“Deciding who would be our Overall Apprentice of the Year from amongst the amazing candidates was incredibly difficult – they all are worthy winners.

“As judges we were looking for someone who really embodies the attributes of an apprentice. Eva stood out because of her commitment to her training and education. She articulates exceptionally well what an apprenticeship is, not only has she shown progression and a commitment to develop her skills in engineering she's progressed to a degree apprenticeship: BEng in Engineering at Bangor University.

“She’s a great asset to her employer, her passion for learning and modesty make a brilliant ambassador for the apprenticeships. She has a bright future ahead of her.“

Find out more about all the 2021 Apprentices of the Year at awards.gllm.ac.uk

If you or a member of your family would like to find out more about Apprenticeships call 08445 460460 or visit www.gllm.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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