But the success has not ended there as several high-flying Themis Apprentices and leading employers with whom Themis works, have also been honoured at the awards, which were hotly-contested by top aerospace firms across the North West and hosted at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester.
Director of Themis Simon Jordan said:
“To be recognised at the North West Aerospace Alliance Awards is a proud moment for Themis at Burnley College and testament to the dedication and expertise of our Trainer Assessors, who have worked tirelessly with Apprentices and Employers.
“As an Apprenticeship training provider we strive continuously to be the very best and this award – in which we faced competition from some of the biggest names in the aerospace industry – shows how this ethos is at the very heart of everything we do here at Themis.”
Neil Burrows, Head of Manufacturing and Engineering at Themis at Burnley College, said:
“This North West Aerospace Alliance Trainer Provider of the Year Award truly belongs to our team of highly-motivated Trainer Assessors who, each day, go above and beyond to ensure that every Themis Apprentice has the opportunity to become the very best they can through a bespoke package of training.
“Our Trainer Assessors are at the very top of their fields in industry and not only bring a wealth of knowledge but also invaluable experience to Themis and a passion for their areas of expertise that inspires our Apprentices.
“We must also acknowledge the employers who entrust us with developing the skilled workforce of tomorrow within the aerospace industry and the Apprentices themselves, whose commitment, dedication and motivation shines through.”
On the awards evening there was also success for Themis Apprentice Amy Wolstencroft, who was named North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Aerospace Engineer of the Year, overcoming competition from 14 other talented Aerospace Engineers to scoop the trophy. Amy (22), is an Apprentice at Safran Nacelles Ltd, Burnley. Her Trainer Assessor, Iain Reedy, said:
“Amy is a truly exceptional Apprentice who has a great future ahead of her as a highly-skilled Aerospace Engineer and #futureboss. She’s in the fourth year of her Apprenticeship and throughout that time has shown the determination that makes her stand out from the crowd, including studying for a HNC, in which she’s expected to complete with a distinction profile.”
Themis Apprentices Milli Sagar, Chris Cocklin and Michael Jackson, from Safran Nacelles, were also announced as the winners of the North West Aerospace Alliance Business University Challenge on the evening. They had reached a final shortlist of teams including BAE and MBDA UK, after taking part in a series of challenges designed to test their negotiation, communication and innovation skills. Milli – who has featured in the Themis Apprenticeship Careers Magazine as an inspirational #futureboss – was also awarded an individual accolade for Outstanding Professional Excellence.
Themis is also proud to work with the majority of the top employers who received awards on the evening, including: Senior Aerospace Weston, Safran Nacelles, Addison Precision Engineering, Paradigm Precision, T&R Precision Engineering Ltd, Magellan Aerospace and Hycrome Aerospace Ltd.
If you want to know more about Themis – the North West Aerospace Alliance New Talent Training Provider of the Year call 01282 733005.