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Erith man wins Ford Apprentice Technician of the Year

PUBLISHED: 14:29 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 12 December 2017

Daniel Appleby celebrates with his parents. Picture: Skillnet and TrustFord

Daniel Appleby celebrates with his parents. Picture: Skillnet and TrustFord

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A 20-year-old from Erith has won the prestigious Ford Apprentice Technician of the Year 2017.

Daniel Appleby works at the TrustFord dealership at Eltham and is in the first year of his apprenticeship with Ford.

He took the award in front of 220 of his peers and five finalists.

The title is awarded to the apprentice who best demonstrates excellent skills, determination and a willingness to learn, said the company.

Daniel received the award from James Kesterton, operations manager from Skillnet, one of the UK’s largest providers of apprenticeships to the automotive industry. In addition to a certificate and trophy, Daniel also received a Ford watch, an RS baseball cap and a £300 toolkit voucher to help support his career as a technician.

After the ceremony, he said: “When I began my apprenticeship with TrustFord, my first goal was to do myself and my parents proud. I quickly found my feet in the workshop, especially when I was partnered with my mentor. As I started to complete the course work, progress with my apprenticeship and at the Henry Ford Academy, my confidence grew.

“When I found out I was nominated for the First Year Apprentice of the Year award, I was delighted as I knew this would fulfil my first goal.

“Winning the award was an amazing moment. Knowing that my effort and hard work was truly being recognised, and knowing I’d made my mentor and my company proud, made receiving the award a truly great moment.”

Sharon Ashcroft, human resource director at the dealer, added: “This technician apprentice scheme is an integral part of our business, as it allows us to continuously train the next generation of talent and bring new skills into the business.

“I am delighted that Daniel’s achievements have been recognised by this award win.”

And Rajpal Singh Chagar, technical skills coach at Skillnet, said: “Daniel’s hard work, passion and dedication are an inspiration to other apprentices and have earned him this well-deserved success. Everyone at Skillnet is proud of his achievement and hope to accompany him on his future learning journey towards even greater heights.”

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