In November 2015, British Engines held its Annual Awards ceremony at St James’ Park to celebrate high achieving engineering apprentices and employees with over 25 years’ service across the group.
The evening saw 16 employees who started working at British Engines between the years of 1989 and 1990 receive the Long Service Award. These employees were applauded on their long standing commitment to the company each given an engraved gold watch
The apprentice awards recognise individuals in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of their apprenticeship scheme for demonstrating notable progress in their training and college work during the year. Foundation and Intermediate individual and group awards were also given to apprentices on the Apprenticeship+ Scheme who have displayed their own initiative and drive throughout the course.
The most prestigious award of them all, the HT Lamb Award went to Gary Youngs, an apprentice in his final year at Rotary Power for consistently demonstrating an outstanding performance throughout the year. He said: “I can’t believe I have won the HT Lamb award. It’s nice to be recognised after six years working in the Rotary Power factory. What a great way to finish my apprenticeship!”
The family and friends of all employees accepting awards were invited to Newcastle United’s football ground to celebrate the success of their loved ones.
Richard Dodd, Chief Operating Officer of British Engines presented each employee with their award on the night. He said: “The Awards have become an integral part of the calendar across the British Engines Group. Recognising talent and long service is very important to us and it is a privilege for me to present each extremely worthy employee with their award. I wish them all the very best in their careers with British Engines.”