YCC Apprentice wins HGV Student of the Year

Competition winner Wayne at A J Tubbs Haulage Contractors, Snainton

Wayne Oakley, 19, has always wanted to work with trucks and now through an Apprenticeship with Yorkshire Coast College, Wayne is not only doing the job he’s always wanted, but winning awards too!


Every year the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) Hull and East Yorkshire Centre recognises young engineering talent through its annual student awards that Yorkshire Coast College’s very own Motor Vehicle Apprentice, Wayne Oakley, has now won two years running.


Wayne, who works at A J Tubbs Haulage Contractors in Snainton, has just been announced as the SOE Hull and East Yorkshire HGV Student of the year and will be presented with his award on Monday 13th April at the Village Hotel, Hull. The event will also include a special guest speaker from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) who will talk about safe driving and accident prevention.

This is the second year running that Wayne has been presented with an award from the SOE having won The James Boyce Memorial Trophy for Meritorious Achievement in 2014


Speaking about Wayne’s competition win in 2014, Hull and East Yorkshire Centre committee member Chris Bligh said: “Wayne has demonstrated an understanding of vehicle technologies and operation that the panel would have expected from someone twice his age.”