By Staff Writer | April 30, 2015
MRO provider Vector Aerospace UK has announced that one of its apprentices has been presented with a prestigious Silver Star at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. 23-year-old James Clement of Havant was among three other contestants to achieve this recognition. James secured his place in the final after winning the South East Regional award in February.
Final Year Apprentice Rising Stars 2014 (L-R): Edward Moss, Judging Panel Chair; James Clement, Vector Aerospace International Ltd; Stuart Redford, Defence Equipment and Support; William MacQuarrie, Lambert and Zack Georgiou from Apprentice category partner JAM Recruitment, photo courtesy of Vector Aerospace
The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are the most established and respected regional and national recognitions of manufacturing success. The Awards are open to all UK manufacturers, businesses operating within the supply chain and apprentices. Held last week at the Connaught Rooms, the EEF London Evening Gala brought together over a thousand of Britain’s top industrialists to celebrate the very best in British manufacturing and reward major contributions to the sector.
James is engaged in a three year apprenticeship at Vector Aerospace’s Fleetlands site at Gosport. He completed the scheme in 2014 working in Engine Services. Vector supports a broad portfolio of military and civil engines from such leading manufacturers as Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce. The company has a long established apprenticeship scheme and will be taking on at least six new apprentices this year.
Commenting on his success, James said, “This acknowledgement is a real high point after winning the regional award earlier this year. I just hope that my success encourages other local young people to think seriously about becoming an apprentice.”
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