Congratulations to York College apprentice Jordan Phillips who was named Apprentice of the Year at the Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards 2014. The glittering occasion at the Royal Armouries Hall in Leeds had more than 150 of Yorkshire's top manufacturers in attendance.
Jordan, formerly of Canon Lee Specialist Arts College, completed his four-year mechanical and electrical engineering apprenticeship with Nestlé York earlier this year. At the awards evening it was said that the award, in association with IoD, was presented for Jordan's dedication to his studies. The award recognised his commitment which went far beyond simply being an excellent apprentice - he had also become an ambassador, committed to promoting apprenticeships. Jordan was selected to be the Food and Drink Federation National Apprentice Ambassador and he spoke passionately at Westminster to an audience of MPs on the benefits of apprenticeships.
Twenty year old Jordan was surprised and delighted to be amongst the big winners on a night that rewarded the most ambitious and innovative manufacturers across the region. He said: “Being nominated, shortlisted and winning the award was a really good feeling. Even though I have completed my own apprenticeship programme I continue to be involved in promoting apprenticeships to others. I think apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities for people.”