Student Jamie is named top apprentice

Apprentice Jamie Trimble with lecturer Kieron Flannery and NVQ assessor Stephen O'Hanlon. INNT 26-606CON

Apprentice Jamie Trimble with lecturer Kieron Flannery and NVQ assessor Stephen O'Hanlon. INNT 26-606CON

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Mallusk student Jamie Trimble was named top apprentice at Belfast Metropolitcan College’s first training awards held in its Springvale campus.

Jamie, a woodwork occupations student has been commended for his positive attitude, attendance, timekeeping and commitment to his work and studies.

The 20-year-old has been a student at Belfast Met since 2010, achieving a Level 2 NVQ Qualification, Level 2 Technical Certificate and Essential Skills in communication, application of number and IT, before moving into his current Level 3 programme, for which he has produced a consistent high quality of work onsite for his employer, Barwood Construction.

Jamie was one of 17 successful students who received awards recognising their achievements through their current or recently completed ApprenticeshipsNI, Programme Led Apprenticeship (PLA) or Training for Success programmes.

Marie-Thérèse McGivern, principal and chief executive at Belfast Met, congratulated the award winners.

She said: “Belfast Metropolitan College is dedicated to playing an important role in providing the talent to fill future jobs within Northern Ireland by supporting students into employment, better employment or a route towards employment.

“The training programmes we offer are a fantastic way of equipping our students with economically relevant skills and qualifications that are essential for their future career prospects.”

She added: “It is with great pride that I congratulate each and every one of our 45 student finalists, and particularly those winners, who have worked so hard to reach their goals and take the next step in attaining a relevant job within their chosen industry.

“We wish our apprenticeship and training students every success in their futures, and hope their learning journeys with us continue for years to come,” said the Belfast Met chief.