Apprentice Wins Top Honor

Sam Greenwood, 18, wins award at Rochdale Training's 44th annual prize-giving event.

One of Rochdale, England-based machine tool manufacturer, Holroyd Precision Limited's mechanical engineering apprentices won a top honor at Rochdale Training’s 44th annual prize-giving event on November 14.

Holroyd Precision’s Sam Greenwood, 18, from Rochdale, won the 2013 First Year Engineering Apprentice of the Year award and received his NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.

Three other apprentices from Holroyd Precision Limited – Stephen Alexander, Daniel Sheridan and Liam McCarry – also collected NVQ Level 2 awards at the event, which took place at Rochdale Town Hall and was attended by more than 200 guests. The mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Peter Rush, presented the awards.

Talking about Sam Greenwood’s achievement, Rochdale Training engineering manager, Kevin Beck, says: “The First Year Engineering Apprentice of the Year award is always a very difficult decision, and this year was no different. The winner is selected by instructors with regards to attitude, ability, timekeeping and quality of workmanship.”

“I am delighted to congratulate both Josh and Sam on their awards,” says Holroyd's HR Director Don Whittle. “They have worked extremely hard and diligently during the past 12 months and greatly deserve the recognition.”