Sam Shepard named as regional award winner in JTL National Awards

15th May 2023

Surrey-based apprentice Sam Shepard has been named as a regional award winner in the JTL Regional Awards.

JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the building services engineering sector in England and Wales, runs the JTL Regional and National Awards on an annual basis to award learners who have demonstrated outstanding levels of achievement and commitment to learning throughout their apprenticeships.

Sam was presented with a glass trophy and £100 in prize money at the offices of his employer NRT Building Services Group by JTL Head of Learner Assessment (Southern Region), Martin Hick. Sam was nominated for the award by his Training Officer, Dan Hatton, in recognition of his exceptional commitment and progress with his electrical apprenticeship

Sam now joins 11 other regional winners, who will all come together on 28th June in the hope of being named JTL National Apprentice of the Year at the National Awards, which take place in London.

JTL Training Officer, Dan Hatton, commented: “Despite the challenges he was facing, Sam never used it as an excuse at any time I worked with him. He showed a real drive and determination to complete his apprenticeship.

“Sam showed a willingness to complete any work set for him, and I believe he is a role model to anyone who feels something is standing in the way of them completing their apprenticeship. Sam is a genuinely nice lad who fully deserves this recognition.”

A delighted Sam added: “I was very proud to hear that I’d been chosen as a JTL Regional Award winner, and I’m incredibly excited to now move forwards as a finalist in the upcoming National Awards. This award reflects the hard work that I have put into my apprenticeship, and I’d like to express how grateful I am to Dan who nominated me.”

The award scheme assesses each nominee against four key elements which make up the apprenticeship framework – their practical work onsite, theoretical knowledge, key skills, and industrial test scores.

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