Thomas Jaehrig, a 17-year-old Apprentice currently training on an ECITB programme at the Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence Humber (CATCH) facility in Stallingborough, through his employer Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez, was recently awarded as the Institute’s ECITB Apprentice of the Year 2015 at the HCF CATCH Annual Dinner.
Thomas was awarded with his certificate and award by Grimsby Institute’s Principal & Chief Executive, Sue Middlehurst, and Director of Industrial Programmes, James Danby.
Thom said: “It was a big surprise and a great honour to win the award. The tutors really know what they’re talking about, about the industry and the real world of work. CATCH is brilliant it’s a great facility to train in and I’m hoping to go on to study for a HNC next year.”
Yvonne Day, Resources & Development Director UK for Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez, added: “We at Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez are delighted that Thom has won the first year Award, he is a credit to our business and also to the support, delivery and mentoring of the Grimsby Institute’s staff at CATCH.
“As a business we set our standards high and Thom is testimony that this is worthwhile and that our values of professionalism, trust, integrity and team spirit can be installed from day one by the providers we place so much trust in to deliver programs to our Apprentice Technicians.”