Workforce of tomorrow “rises to the challenge”

12 September 2016
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A college tutor has expressed pleasant surprise at the enthusiasm of a number of students who have been seeking opportunities to further their learning.

The five Amey apprentices – Barnaby Riddleston, Adrian Stevens, Tony Walsh, Harley Walker and Matt Beech – are all studying for their Functional Skills Level One certificate with the West Anglia Training Association. All five asked tutor Lee Cave to take on the level two certificate upon their return from a break.

I was surprised by this request as it simply doesn’t happen that an entire gang choose to extra work to go above and beyond,” he said. “Given the limited amount of time available in the evenings, they worked extremely hard to pass their level two exams.

“I can honestly say they have been a pleasure to work with and showed great tenacity and personal drive to better themselves and prepare for future opportunities. However, what impressed me most was their support for one another and their group ethos, actively supporting one another as needed. I have no doubt that they will be exemplary employees for Amey and an asset to your future plans.”

ASC 6 and 8 Business Operations Director Scott Millar said: “This is great news – the Amey team have done a great job in selecting these individuals and getting them on board. I would like to give a big thank you to all involved.”

Operations manager for ASC 6 Scott Farthing added: “This is fantastic recognition of excellent behaviour and commitment from our guys, especially as they are clearly focused, engaged and enjoying the college.”